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The FRA within the USDOT, is responsible for collecting information about highway-rail grade crossing and pedestrian/trespasser incidents. The following statistics are taken from the data available on the FRA Website.

All Montana

Highway-Railroad Incidents 

1989 - 2007

In 1989, when Montana Operation Lifesaver began, there were 32 collisions between trains and motor vehicles annually. By 2008, the number of train/motor vehicle collisions had been reduced by approximately 53% to 15
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7,574 Train Accident/injuries reported in 1 year nation wide

Montana counted 66

 That is 0.871%

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, available at safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety as of July 2015.