Deaf woman hit by train

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  1. AmandaBrown23

    AmandaBrown23 Im just living among all the madness

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  3. bogeygal

    bogeygal Registered User

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    Oh, my best friend is deaf, since birth. I worry about her every day.

    My heart goes out with prayer's to the family. This death could have been prevented, just by having the lights flashing. Sad.
     
  4. montana_16

    montana_16 Active Member

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    Right on bogeygal. There should be NO raillroad crossing where there is not sufficient warning for everyone!
     
  5. bogeygal

    bogeygal Registered User

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    I know montana, there are one or two in my area that I've warned my children about when they are driving. 9 times out of 10 those crossings are "safe" to go thru, but at any moment that could change.

    I'm glad to have learned about this story, and I should give another reminder to my son's.
     
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    travelgal New Member

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    So very tragic - my son and daughter-in-law are deaf and train tracks are just one of the nightmares I have. My sincere blessings go out to this woman's family & friends.
     
  7. HesterMofet

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    How about looking before you cross a railroad track? I don't mean to speak ill of the dead, but you have to be careful anytime you are crossing. She should have looked both ways to see if there was a train. It's our job as pedestrians and drivers to keep our butts off the tracks as much as possible. It takes a freight train going 55 mph a MILE to stop. I feel sorry for the engineer, conductor and brakeman who will never be the same because they had to witness the horror and were powerless to stop it.
     
  8. bogeygal

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    The impact probably happened in a split-second. The conductor was blowing the horn, unaware that she was deaf. It's such a sad story all around.

    I hope they put up flashing lights after this tragedy.
     

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