After the train accident that killed a mother and her infant daughter at a Houston County railway crossing, a Warner Robins woman is working to make people see the need for crossing arms.
Pamela Patten, her son and two of his friends made eight-foot tall white crosses to put at the crossing at Ignico Drive and Highway 247.
"I know if it was one of my children, I wouldn't want people saying they should have looked both ways, " said Patten. "I'd want them to say is there anything we could do to make it safer."
She said she hopes that people take notice of the crosses when they turn onto the intersection.
"By putting up the crosses, people won't forget and they'll notice whether or not there's a gate there and how long it takes to get the gate up," said Patten.
One person who took notice of the crosses is Lisa Harrison of Warner Robins. She was a friend of Donnelle Reid, the woman who died in the accident on Sunday.
"I actually turned around to come and see just what was going on," said Harrison. "Because again, you know living here in Warner Robins, knowing the number of deaths that have happened here at this light, at this railroad stop, seeing something like this I hope will bring awareness to just being careful at this particular intersection."
Patten said she wants to get crossing arms on the intersection as soon as possible. She has contacted Georgia Department of Transportation and wants to contact the Governor and state legislators.