Railroad accidents encompass various incidents on railway systems, including train collisions, derailments, and accidents at crossings.
These events can be caused by factors such as mechanical failure, human error, track defects, or inadequate safety measures. The consequences range from minor disruptions to catastrophic losses, including injuries, fatalities, and significant property damage. The impact of a railroad accident is often magnified by the large number of passengers trains carry and the hazardous materials they may transport. Preventing such accidents requires stringent safety protocols, regular maintenance of equipment and infrastructure, and continuous training for railway staff. Improving crossing safety and implementing advanced warning and control systems are also vital for reducing the risk of accidents.