GREENSBORO, N.C. - The numbers are alarming.
According to Operation Lifesaver, a train hits a person or vehicle about every three hours in the U.S.
National Rail Safety Week is geared towards bringing educating the public about rail safety.
The goal is to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities that occur each year.
Crumley Roberts is teaming with Operation Lifesaver in recognition of National Rail Safety Week.
"It's so important to remind everyone how to be safe around railroad tracks and trains," said Ruth Heyd, Executive Director of Community Engagement and Employee Wellness for Crumley Roberts.
National Rail Safety Week runs from September 24-30 with a kick-off event in Greensboro on Monday.
Crumley Roberts and Mustard Seed Community Health will be hosting a family-friendly event.
It will include tips on rail safety, hands-only CPR instruction, and information about local railroad cross sections and tracks.
"Recognizing National Rail Safety Week fits with Crumley Roberts' ongoing mission of reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries, which can be so devastating to families," said Heyd. "We hope everyone will join us in accomplishing our mission."
The event on Monday runs from 3pm-6pm at 238 South English Street, in Greensboro.
It is free and open to the public.
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