It is conceded that there was evidence at the trial of this action which was sufficient to show that the plaintiff was injured by the negligence of the defendant as alleged in the complaint. Johnson v. R. R., 205 N. C., 127, 170 S. E., 120.
At the time the plaintiff entered upon the crossing the gates which the defendant maintained at the crossing as required by an ordinance of the city of Durham were raised. For this reason the plaintiff was justified in assuming that he could cross defendant’s tracks in safety. Oldham v. R. R., 210 N. C., 642, 188 S. E., 106. The evidence for the plaintiff tended to show that the defendant failed to give timely warning, by signals or otherwise, of the approach of its train on its main line to the crossing. This evidence was sufficient to show that the defendant was negligent as alleged in the complaint.
However, plaintiff knew that he would be required to pass over fourteen tracks of the defendant before he could reach a place of safety. Under these circumstances he was required to use reasonable care for his own safety while on the crossing, notwithstanding the gates were raised at the time he entered the crossing. He testified that if he had looked to his right before he stepped on the main line he could have seen defendant’s train approaching the crossing and could have avoided his injuries. As he stepped on the main line he was looking to his left, observing a switch engine which was standing on a sidetrack beyond the main line. He did not see the train which struck him until just before it hit him. If he had looked in the direction from which the train approached the crossing he could have seen it, notwithstanding the cars which were standing on the sidetracks to the east of the main line.
*762By bis failure to look to bis right, before be stepped on tbe main line, plaintiff by bis own negligence contributed to bis injuries, and for that reason be cannot recover on tbis action damages for tbe injuries wbicb be suffered wben be was struck by defendant’s train on its main line at tbe crossing. Rimmer v. R. R., 208 N. C., 198, 179 S. E., 753.
There is no error in tbe judgment dismissing tbe action.