Trains run at high speeds. Thus, the driver of the pendoline had essentially no way of preventing a collision with the child. On Friday and Saturday, people brought candles, flowers and toys to the scene of the accident. Everyone is wondering if this could have been prevented.
The tragedy would certainly not have happened if the children had used the metro on Friday. They would probably get to the other side of the neighborhood where the school is located. And they didn’t have to risk the rails. “The girl crossed the track outside where to cross,” police spokeswoman Michel Raindlova said.
In some places the track is lined with a noise barrier and partly with a fence. But you can walk through them without any problems. “Here, in that case, the children probably imitated one of the adults,” says psychologist Sava Arabayeva.
It is said that rail crossings are quite common here. According to locals, it would help if fencing were completely impermeable. “However, it is not possible to install a fence in all places. For example, due to its availability to rescue services,” said Nela Friebova, a spokeswoman for the Railway Administration.
In the first 11 months of the year, 223 people died on the railway and 262 were injured. Many of them are just as unnecessary as the schoolgirl in Pilsen on Friday.