Illinois State student killed by train
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#1 Oct 29, 2007
RAILROAD FATALITIES HAVE BECOME COMMON PLACE IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. MUCH NEEDS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO PREVENT FURTHER LOSS OF LIFE. DAVID HIRSCH WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON WHO IS LOVED BY MANY. OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS WILL FOREVER REMAIN WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WWW.KRISTENSLAW.ORG
#2 Jan 21, 2008
I served on the coroner jury for David Hirsch' cause of death. We found that this was a terrible freak accident. It was obvious to us on the jury that David was just preoccupied with life and literally walked into the path of an amtrak train he neither saw nor heard. How very sad. I have been thinking alot about him since serving on this jury and hearing the evidence. Bright, positive, busy young guy with a future. We think he was tired, hadn't eaten, too much Cold Medicine maybe, too used to the sounds of the trains near his apartment, too much in a hurry and --this happens. I wish all his friends and family PEACE-- and also hope that the railroad puts up pedestrian guards at this and other crossings in Downtown Normal. That was our Jury recommendation. If there had been a gate blocking David's path on that sidewalk, as there was on the street, he'd still be here. So sorry!!!
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