Freight train hits car, kills dad, so...

Freight train hits car, kills dad, son | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 16 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 19, 2009, titled Freight train hits car, kills dad, son | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Chris Butler had been known to stop by Jason Allwood's home late at night, crossing the busy railroad track that bisects the driveway of his friend's home.

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Since: Aug 09

Columbus, OH

#1 Oct 19, 2009
This is very sad. People often do not want trains blowing horns on private crossings for obvious reasons. Always "Stop, look, listen"
nnw

New Albany, OH

#2 Oct 19, 2009
very sad for everyone. I do wonder if alcohol was involved.
Sherry Crotchgood

Portage, MI

#3 Oct 19, 2009
It's their fault they didn't stop, look, and listen. Clearly they assumed there was no train and drove right through.

The lady who said it's a death trap is wrong in insisting that one's safety is always somebody else's responsibility. You are responsible for your own life. Life is full of choices and consequences. No amount of bells and whistles will stop some people from their own carelessness.
WhatNoBackUp

Columbus, OH

#4 Oct 19, 2009
Trains are for liberals and socialists. Trucks are the conservative way to move freight.
MikeH

Charleston, WV

#5 Oct 19, 2009
While I agree that "stop, look, listen" (and might I add, "live"), is good advice, there are certain railroad crossings where it is impossible.

Case in point: about 20 miles from my house in a rural area is a railroad crossing with no lights or barrier arms. Further, the tracks are about eight feet high, meaning that you must drive up a ramp, cross the tracks, and down the other side, and there is a sharp curve shortly before the crossing. Because of this, it is impossible to see an approaching train more than a couple hundred yards away.

Now admittedly, I do not know the full circumstances of this tragic accident, but I would only point out that very dangerous crossings DO exist, and it is incumbent upon railroad officials to see to it that blind crossings are either eliminated or provided with proper warning devices.

Whatever the circumstances of this tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are with this young man's family.
truth

Van Wert, OH

#6 Oct 19, 2009
Not only was their 2 lives lost and the children and other family members affected by this tragedy don,t forget about the engineer of the train who will always relive for the rest of his life what happened right in front of his eyes. It's very traumatic for all of the families involved. Something that will never be forgotten on both sides.
Lisa

Toledo, OH

#7 Oct 20, 2009
to the lady who said it is there fault, you are a F***ing moron and I feel bad for you if it ever happens to someone in your family, hopefully someone posts it in the paper that it was their fault as well.
Lisa

Toledo, OH

#8 Oct 20, 2009
nnw wrote:
very sad for everyone. I do wonder if alcohol was involved.
No there wasnt!!
Lisa

Toledo, OH

#9 Oct 20, 2009
Sherry Crotchgood wrote:
It's their fault they didn't stop, look, and listen. Clearly they assumed there was no train and drove right through.
The lady who said it's a death trap is wrong in insisting that one's safety is always somebody else's responsibility. You are responsible for your own life. Life is full of choices and consequences. No amount of bells and whistles will stop some people from their own carelessness.
you are a heartless bitch that should be shot
someone who knoes

Big Prairie, OH

#10 Oct 20, 2009
this is my best friends step dad it is very sad......................
Matt

Wauseon, OH

#11 Oct 21, 2009
Sherry Crotchgood wrote:
It's their fault they didn't stop, look, and listen. Clearly they assumed there was no train and drove right through.
The lady who said it's a death trap is wrong in insisting that one's safety is always somebody else's responsibility. You are responsible for your own life. Life is full of choices and consequences. No amount of bells and whistles will stop some people from their own carelessness.
Sherry, you are obviously ignorant and have never been to the crossing. If you had been you would see that it would be very easy to not see a train coming in the middle of the night. There are also no lights or gates. There is a small sign that is half covered by shrubs. You obviously have never lost a loved one in this manner and I hope you never have to feel the pain that we ,chris and craigs, family are feeling right now. It is very heartless to put something like that on the internet where his family might see it. The comment you wrote just makes everyone think that you are a heartless bitch. We love you and miss you chris and craig.
Someone who cares

United States

#12 Oct 29, 2009
Regardless of any circumstances, you will allways be in our hearts, and we will miss you, anyone who has negative thoughts about such a tradegy should not post, and maybe re think if it were to happen to them or their family, how they would feel, says what kind of a person they are,
high

Columbus, OH

#13 Oct 29, 2009
Lisa wrote:
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No there wasnt!!
well if no beer , then it must of been weed or coke
chew chew

Columbus, OH

#14 Oct 29, 2009
Lisa wrote:
<quoted text>
you are a heartless **** that should be shot
lisa go suck a train
dave

Columbus, OH

#15 Oct 29, 2009
Lisa wrote:
to the lady who said it is there fault, you are a F***ing moron and I feel bad for you if it ever happens to someone in your family, hopefully someone posts it in the paper that it was their fault as well.
make up your mind, was it their fault or not.....i say yes it was....oh what you going to blame the train....your stupid
Shawna

Nicholasville, KY

#16 Nov 2, 2009
I have to say, that with this particular incident, the crossing is not a 'dangerous' one. I live about a mile down the road from where this accident happened. Since it was on a private drive, there is no crossing gates or flashers. If I remember correctly, there is/was small stop signs at the tracks the last time I was back there. Having said this...accidents obviously do still happen. Whatever the cause of this particular case, it's still a horrible situation!! My condolences go out to everyone involved, including the Allwood family. Every time they go down their drive, they will be reminded of this.

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