Man Seeking Safety on Kansas City Bri...

Man Seeking Safety on Kansas City Bridge After Accident Falls T...

There are 51 comments on the Fox4KC story from Jan 5, 2010, titled Man Seeking Safety on Kansas City Bridge After Accident Falls T.... In it, Fox4KC reports that:

A tragic, freak accident left one man dead Tuesday morning after he fell from the Kansas River Bridge on 635 Hwy.

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Sandy Simons

Kansas City, KS

#1 Jan 5, 2010
This incident breaks my heart....my daughter and her boyfriend died when falling from the Manchester/I-70 bridge because they wanted to get out of the way of traffic after a minor car accident on that bridge nearly 4 years ago. So tragic.....my heart goes out to the family.
Susan

Kansas City, MO

#2 Jan 5, 2010
Yes its sad. A friend of mine fell to his death at an accident in 2005 at the Manchester/I70 bridge after trying to help a lady.
MarknKS

United States

#3 Jan 5, 2010
VERY IMPORTANT - Look before ever jumping ANY barrier. This same type of thing happened on westbound I-70, out by the Legends a few years back. The man ended up falling through to the road below. Maybe they should start making these bridges so there are no gaps. When you see a vehicle coming straight at you, about to hit you, you'll do just about anything to try to save yourself. That is why they say it is safer to just STAY IN YOUR CAR...
Nate Hughes

Kansas City, MO

#4 Jan 5, 2010
MY heart goes out to his family my god help you in your great lost my god bless your family .Amen
JR MC

Independence, MO

#5 Jan 5, 2010
thats bad, real bad...you would think there would be a higher wall or safe walk way or something between the bridges...
Nicole

Mission, KS

#6 Jan 5, 2010
This is so sad. I bet people driving by didn't even slow down...some people!!
Nicole

Mission, KS

#7 Jan 5, 2010
JR MC wrote:
thats bad, real bad...you would think there would be a higher wall or safe walk way or something between the bridges...
I don't know how many times I have driven by a road construction site and seen no work being done, just a bunch of people standing around chatting, I wish they would think about things that higher walls but it seems they just wanna catch up on chit chat. This is just my opinion but they are more concerned about their own safety, not others, oh yeah can't forget about that nice check they recieve for working (oops I mean standing around). This is a sad tragic accident and it breaks my heart. My prayers are with the family of the victim.
ETG

Overland Park, KS

#8 Jan 5, 2010
635 is a scary place. God bless his Family. People should slow down a bit in the winter...People should not be in a hurry when the weather is bad. Leave your house earlier if you have to be at work by 8:oo. Being late is better than not arriving at all...
ETG

Overland Park, KS

#9 Jan 5, 2010
Sandy Simons wrote:
This incident breaks my heart....my daughter and her boyfriend died when falling from the Manchester/I-70 bridge because they wanted to get out of the way of traffic after a minor car accident on that bridge nearly 4 years ago. So tragic.....my heart goes out to the family.
My heart is with you so sorry must be hard...
Tracy

Lawrence, KS

#10 Jan 5, 2010
I was stuck on 635 this morning in the traffic that resulted from this accident and I was amazed to see numbers of cars trying to go around parked cars and driving on the median of slippery bridges. Really people? Slow down and take your time. I was late to work too, but like ETG said it is better to be late than not arrive.
Rick

Shawnee, KS

#11 Jan 5, 2010
The K-DOT & M-Dot need to close the area betweem the Bridges on the HI-Ways
ETG

Overland Park, KS

#12 Jan 5, 2010
Tracy wrote:
I was stuck on 635 this morning in the traffic that resulted from this accident and I was amazed to see numbers of cars trying to go around parked cars and driving on the median of slippery bridges. Really people? Slow down and take your time. I was late to work too, but like ETG said it is better to be late than not arrive.
I hear you Tracy. People act stupid now a man loses His life... SLOW DOWN PEOPLE
slip and slide

United States

#13 Jan 5, 2010
maybe if the kdot would go treat this bridge for the ice that forms on it there would be less accidents...there have been a dozen accidents onthis bridge in the past week because of ice. it takes someone being klled beofre they treat it like it is supposed to be treated! I know i drive a kdot truck!
TJM

Blue Springs, MO

#14 Jan 5, 2010
My condolences to the family of this man. Also to Sandy. I think they could put up some kind of fencing, or make the retaining walls too high to jump over. This seems to be a repetitive type of accident, as I have heard of this happening several times in recent years. Time to find a solution to the problem.
MES

Independence, MO

#15 Jan 5, 2010
how tragic.
Jeannette

Kansas City, MO

#16 Jan 5, 2010
Thanks to every one that posted. this was a dear friend we just found out that hes now gone forever....he has two little boys he is leaving behind with no dad. why cant we be more careful. I dont even know what else to say. you will be missed, we love you and all that you have done in this world. you have made many people happy and not to mention Dance! I can only pray that his family will get through this. we will see you again in heaven. god bless the family
damarys

Kansas City, KS

#17 Jan 5, 2010
i just found that it was a friend of ours too....thats very sad! my heart goes out to his two little boys. love you and you will always be missed! oasis will not be the same with out you :(
Are you serious

Platte City, MO

#18 Jan 5, 2010
This is very sad. Our lives can be changed in the blink of an eye...
christian

United States

#19 Jan 5, 2010
man this is my friend
christian

United States

#20 Jan 5, 2010
ohh man my family feels bad about this everyone in my family knows him and me too ,,his name is verne he is a family friend..

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