Fatal crash shuts down I-270 for two hours | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 17 comments on the Sep 27, 2010, Columbus Dispatch story titled Fatal crash shuts down I-270 for two hours | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A woman was killed when she lost control of her Jeep Cherokee and struck the concrete median and another vehicle on I-270 between Rts.

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Jerry

Columbus, OH

#1 Sep 27, 2010
Why didn't ODOT post warnings on the electronic highway signs on I-70 about the closure of I-270 after the wreck? It would have saved a lot of people from getting stuck in the traffic jam for two hours because they could have found detours much more readily.
Liddleguy

New Albany, OH

#2 Sep 27, 2010
ODOT is closed on Sundays.
Sooty

Westerville, OH

#3 Sep 27, 2010
Jerry you need help!! Not to mention a woman was killed, who cares about your commute time?
Concerned Citizen

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Sep 27, 2010
Sooty, clearly you weren't caught in the traffic-lam. Jerry, asks the question I thought about as I sat there for two-hours! Sad that someone lost her life, but there should have been more of an attempt to communicate with the thousands of travelers caught in the traffic-jam, i.e., instead of taking 270, many could have taken 71 south to 70 east or whatever. If not ODOT, where were the Ohio Highway Patrol, Columbus Police and/or Franklin County Sheriffs? Someone should have been directing traffic and communicating with the public via radio to explain the situation.
Outraged

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 27, 2010
It is really sad that someone has lost their life in an accident. I kinda of agree with Jerry and Concerned Citizen ... but for different reasons. I think they should alert people of a sever or any other accident for any reason not only so drivers can be diverted to a different way and also so emergency workers can get through easier and be a little safer with the traffic going a different way while they are there trying to help the victims.
OhDear

Cambridge, MA

#6 Sep 27, 2010
We were coming across 270 on the north side at about 5:00. The ODOT message board along 270 in Dublin did say that 270 was closed at RT3.
story

Westerville, OH

#7 Sep 27, 2010
Some in my family was caught in the jam. He told me a crazy motorcyclist had a solution to the jam: berm jockeying and weaving in and out. What if HE had been killed too? Human nature takes over folks and people get impatient. The more advance warning out our fingertips the better. Weekend incidents is not a reason for infrastructure to fall apart.
Fred

Columbus, OH

#8 Sep 27, 2010
I am surprised some slimmy lawyer has not tried to sue the estate of a dead one involved (creating) in a wreck. Class-action for all of us stuck in traffic because some insensitive person had to get killed on the highway and making us all late for dinner.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#9 Sep 27, 2010
Sooty wrote:
Jerry you need help!! Not to mention a woman was killed, who cares about your commute time?
Why should I care about if someone driving too fast, yakking on their phone, reading or texting kills themselves? I do care about my commute time.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Sep 27, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
If not ODOT, where were the Ohio Highway Patrol, Columbus Police and/or Franklin County Sheriffs? Someone should have been directing traffic and communicating with the public via radio to explain the situation.
If it involves anything other than ticketing people, they could care less.
Dirk

Columbus, OH

#11 Sep 27, 2010
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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If it involves anything other than ticketing people, they could care less.
* Couldn't care less
So You know

New York, NY

#12 Sep 27, 2010
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Why should I care about if someone driving too fast, yakking on their phone, reading or texting kills themselves? I do care about my commute time.
Actually, there was no phone at the scene. As a few of us looked for identification of any kind, while others tried to find a pulse. Unfortunately, neither were found. Hope your commute is better tonight.
report the facts

Westerville, OH

#13 Sep 27, 2010
So You know wrote:
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Actually, there was no phone at the scene. As a few of us looked for identification of any kind, while others tried to find a pulse. Unfortunately, neither were found. Hope your commute is better tonight.
would you care to elaborate on the cause of the accident/where was the car/what did irt collide with etc??? The Dispatch told all the interns to go get a latte and they thought they said "late" and others "laid" -- so a person at the scene account to follow up would be nice. If you please...???
So You know

New York, NY

#14 Sep 27, 2010
The facts were reported correctly in the article. Unfortunately, what caused the accident is unclear, as that person who could answer that did not make it.
veecherokee

Westerville, OH

#15 Sep 27, 2010
that was my sister!! who died on 270! she was coming home from work and had a heart attack!!!! my life is somewhat over! all of my family and i r suffering ! i think its sad no one has any compasion for life! if it was your daughter , sister , mother , niece, friend how would you feel ? she was only 49 yrs old ! she left behind a 20 yr old daughter , who we r not sure is going to get thru this !!!she was a good mother a hard worker a good friend. a God fiering woman , who loved people , and life !!! PLEASE STOP !!!!! this could be you one day??????????
nic

Columbus, OH

#16 Sep 28, 2010
this to veecherokee..i went thru something close to what is going on with you in the past year and im sorry you had to read all this buls### from everyone...id just like to say im sorry and hope you the best...everyday will get better just block out what everyone else says.
People Amaze Me

Canal Winchester, OH

#17 Sep 4, 2011
@Enzyte Bob and all other ignorant people who have made nasty comments- The person who was killed may not necessarily have been the person who "caused" the accident. Why are people so insensitive? Get over yourself, karma is the B word, as are you! Bless you and your family, in hopes that a tragedy like this doesn't affect you life.
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Why should I care about if someone driving too fast, yakking on their phone, reading or texting kills themselves? I do care about my commute time.

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