Railroad officials address train-hopping trend in Alabama

11/30/2009 | Birmingham News (Ala.), The

The number of people killed in train-hopping accidents in Alabama since 2006 is 24, and 32 have been injured. Illegally boarding trains and trespassing on railroad tracks seem to be on the rise, and railroad officials and safety advocacy groups are speaking out against the practice. "We don't want anyone to get hurt," said Bobby Bland, supervisory special agent for Norfolk Southern police in Birmingham, Ala.

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