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Woman Hit by Train, Canyon Steps up Patrols

Chief Dale Davis, Canyon Police Dept. Chief Dale Davis, Canyon Police Dept.

by: Kristen Guilfoos

Canyon, Texas - The Canyon Police Chief says he's taking big steps to save lives in his community.... This comes after a woman was killed when she was hit by a train over the weekend. 

52-year-old Richelle Redman was jogging across the tracks on 15th Street when she was hit by a fast moving train.

While the Canyon Police Chief says these tragedies are rare, far too many people take unnecessary chances, crossing at the last minute or sneaking under the arms as they're closing.

Chief Dale Davis says that has to stop... And now he's ordering policeman to patrol railroad crossings... Sitting there for up to several hours at a time. "We will either be in police cars or unmarked cars, and we will be issuing citations to people that are knowingly violating that law."

Davis wants to stress that people need to look at signs like this one... They tell you how many tracks there are, so just because one train has cleared, doesn't mean there isn't another one coming that you just can't see.

Like all man-made mechanical things... The arms that come down when a train is approaching can break... So Davis says you should be careful when crossing, even if the arms aren't down.

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