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There are 19 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Sep 30, 2009, titled Man, 76, Struck, Killed By Train | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio's Ne.... In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A 76-year-old man was killed late Wednesday morning when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a train.

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jas

Continental, OH

#1 Sep 30, 2009
Such a sad story. To the family, I'm sorry for your loss.
Jay

Columbus, OH

#2 Sep 30, 2009
Was he stopped for traffic or a light or something? It doesn't say why he would have stopped right on the tracks.

“Defecting to Mexico”

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#4 Oct 1, 2009
"Troopers said that he was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash."

I don't think it would have help much.
soundslike

Cleveland, OH

#5 Oct 1, 2009
sounds like a suicide to me. very sad to say
Facts

Delaware, OH

#6 Oct 1, 2009
Yet another reason why people over 55 should have BMV re-tests yearly. He probably never saw it coming...
Mattie

Columbus, OH

#7 Oct 1, 2009
It seems odd that he was stopped on the tracks...maybe by some chance his car broke down?
Chatanuga

Cambridge, OH

#8 Oct 1, 2009
Didn't see in the article where it said he was stopped on the tracks.

I'm originally from Bucyrus and familiar with the area where the accident occurred. Even if there were no lights or gates at that crossing, the crossings are all marked with crossbucks and advanced warning signs. If people would just pay attention and look when they come to a crossing, prepared to stop for a train, these accidents would never happen.

“Defecting to Mexico”

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#9 Oct 1, 2009
Facts wrote:
Yet another reason why people over 55 should have BMV re-tests yearly. He probably never saw it coming...
Bingo! There needs to be yearly testing for drivers over 60 and drivers under 21 also. Why not?
Mattie

Columbus, OH

#10 Oct 1, 2009
Net Guru wrote:
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Bingo! There needs to be yearly testing for drivers over 60 and drivers under 21 also. Why not?
I agree about the re testing for 60 and over, but under 21? Their reaction time hasn't slowed down, they can still see and hear. Accidents caused by the younger people are usually because they just aren't paying attention. I'm not sure re testing will help that.
himm

Reynoldsburg, OH

#11 Oct 1, 2009
sorry for the lost. but who cares if he wasnt wareing his seat belt the train would have still killed him in his seat belt.. thats dumb they say he was not wareing his seat belt.
SEATBEL-SERIOUSL Y

Columbus, OH

#12 Oct 1, 2009
Does anyone really think a seatbelt would've or even could've saved this poor mans life....this is such a sad story. All they say is there were no crossing warnings and he wasnt wearing his seatbelt.....

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#13 Oct 1, 2009
Mattie wrote:
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I agree about the re testing for 60 and over, but under 21? Their reaction time hasn't slowed down, they can still see and hear. Accidents caused by the younger people are usually because they just aren't paying attention. I'm not sure re testing will help that.
That's my whole point, they need a refresher on the written part more than the driving part to remind them of the rules of the road.
Ben Gibson

Columbus, OH

#14 Oct 1, 2009
the seat belts is irrelevant i this case, theres nothing short of getting out of the way that couldve saved him
Mattie

Columbus, OH

#15 Oct 1, 2009
Net Guru wrote:
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That's my whole point, they need a refresher on the written part more than the driving part to remind them of the rules of the road.
Oh, I didn't realize you were talking about the written part as well. That does make sense.
OINK

Chillicothe, OH

#16 Oct 1, 2009
Facts wrote:
Yet another reason why people over 55 should have BMV re-tests yearly. He probably never saw it coming...
BULL! Ever been around a RR? You don't have to see it to know it's there. Open your EARS! An just because you're over 55 doesn't mean you're BLIND. Keep listening to the "BOOM Box' at high levels and you will be. Deaf, that is!
The Family has my sincere condolences!

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Since: Oct 09

Canada

#17 Oct 1, 2009
Mattie wrote:
It seems odd that he was stopped on the tracks...maybe by some chance his car broke down?
What are the chances of the car breaking down on the tracks? It sounds more like a suicide to me.
Amanda

Columbus, OH

#18 Oct 1, 2009
This story is saddening and I am very sympathetic to the family, but we should really try to take a piece from this and slow down each time we cross railroad tracks. I do not know how often I follow someone and they fly right across them. I have often said this to someone I am driving with when they also prohibit the same actions. I think it is something that is human nature of habit, and drivers often assume that since they "have never seen a train come across these tracks", that one never will, or the infamous "well it has lights and caution bars to warn me when a train is coming"... ever heard of them not functioning?!?!? Unfortunately, this is a tragically wrong opinion!! My hearts and prayers go out to the gentleman's family.
nic

Columbus, OH

#19 Oct 2, 2009
that is sad i feel so bad for that guy
Chatanuga

Cambridge, OH

#20 Oct 2, 2009
Ryuuzaki wrote:
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What are the chances of the car breaking down on the tracks? It sounds more like a suicide to me.
The article says that the car came to rest on the tracks. It came to rest on the tracks after the train hit it and pushed it down the tracks.

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