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There are 186 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Dec 4, 2009, titled Person Struck, Killed By Train | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

The corner of Leap and Davidson roads is closed after a person was struck and killed by a train on Friday afternoon.

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Since: Nov 09

Reynoldsburg, OH

#45 Dec 4, 2009
unaimous wrote:
<quoted text> retard the person was walking on the tracks with headphones in so he could not hear the train, and his back was to the train know you facts before you post stuff.
If these are the facts, I wonder who the retard is? Walking on the tracks...strike 1 headphones on, can'hear warning whistle...strike 2 back to oncoming traffic...RIP!
britt

Melbourne, FL

#47 Dec 4, 2009
I knew him, he was really good friends with my brother and was like a member of our family. He will truely be missed, my thoughts an prayers go out to his family.
Jane

Westerville, OH

#50 Dec 4, 2009
Jack wrote:
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I am sorry for posting BEFORE it was released that he was walking down the MIDDLE of the tracks. Either way, walking down the tracks like that is trespassing.
Good Lord, Jack. Perhaps he was trespassing, but the punishment isn't, or shouldn't be death. He's a kid and he did a dumb thing. His friends and family will have to pay for what he did for the rest of their lives.

I live in that neighborhood and drive down that street twice a day, dropping off & picking up kids from school. I've dang near had a heart attack on several occasions because of the dangerous things kids do while walking to and from the schools in that area. If the parents only knew, they would never let their kids walk to any of the schools on Davidson Road. I know I'll be going over the safety rules with my kids this weekend, just to make sure they understand the dangers.

My heart goes out to the people who loved this boy. I don't know how a parent would recover from something like this, but I will pray for strength for the Lane family.
Bubba

Englewood, CO

#51 Dec 4, 2009
Sad, yes. Very preventable though.

Reminds me of a construction sign that said "Pay attention..." and then in bright orange safety letters "...OR PAY THE PRICE!"

Interesting how no one is feeling bad for the railroad employees who were just doing their jobs and probably tried to emergency stop the train, laid on the horn, etc. EVERYTHING they could... And now have to live with this tragedy too.
Tim T Florida

Dimondale, MI

#52 Dec 4, 2009
God Bless
Lori

Hillsboro, OH

#53 Dec 4, 2009
Bubba wrote:
Sad, yes. Very preventable though.
Reminds me of a construction sign that said "Pay attention..." and then in bright orange safety letters "...OR PAY THE PRICE!"
Interesting how no one is feeling bad for the railroad employees who were just doing their jobs and probably tried to emergency stop the train, laid on the horn, etc. EVERYTHING they could... And now have to live with this tragedy too.
preventable? yes! was it? NO!! A precious child was lost and instead of chastising and making cruel jokes, etc. maybe everyone should hug their children, be with them and pray that none of them do something foolish(as most children do at one time or another)and pray for everyone involved.
2_True

Westerville, OH

#54 Dec 4, 2009
Our prayers and hearts are with Art's mom and family.
Just Wondering

Vincent, OH

#55 Dec 4, 2009
Perhaps trains should be limited to 15 MPH in school zones, just like cars.

At 15 MPH, maybe it could have stopped in time, and maybe it couldn't. One thing for damn sure, at the speeds trains travel though that area, in excess of 40 MPH, that kid never had a chance.

Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.
Bubba

Englewood, CO

#57 Dec 4, 2009
Just Wondering wrote:
Perhaps trains should be limited to 15 MPH in school zones, just like cars.
At 15 MPH, maybe it could have stopped in time, and maybe it couldn't. One thing for damn sure, at the speeds trains travel though that area, in excess of 40 MPH, that kid never had a chance.
Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.
No, trains should not have to slow down. People should have to wise up.
DumbFounded

Hilliard, OH

#58 Dec 4, 2009
Just Wondering wrote:
Perhaps trains should be limited to 15 MPH in school zones, just like cars.
At 15 MPH, maybe it could have stopped in time, and maybe it couldn't. One thing for damn sure, at the speeds trains travel though that area, in excess of 40 MPH, that kid never had a chance.
Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.
Trains are not like cars. They cant just slow down that quickly. If that were the case he could have stopped. NO - they cant travel 15mph through school zones. Its so unfortunate that this child has lost his life and was simply doing what a lot of us have done - not thinking. Let this be a lesson to all children and parents please remind your children to stay away from train tracks. There is no reason to take a chance and if everyone sits down tonight and has this talk with their loved ones that may be another life saved. Sometimes it takes crisis to wake people up! My prayers go out to this family, I can only imagine the deep heartache that they are suffering. Also please remember the train conductor and any others that were there to witness this horrible tragedy today as like another poster said it will forever be embedded in their minds.
2_True

Westerville, OH

#59 Dec 4, 2009
Bubba, please go read the paper or go read up on some more traffic laws. Stop posting your wisdom here. Family, students, parents, and teachers are posting from the heart. Maybe in a few weeks you can volunteer your services by offering a class pedestrian safety and obeying traffic laws. Now is not the time.
Devils Advocate

Powell, OH

#60 Dec 4, 2009
How awful and tragic. No one should have to lose a child. It just makes me so ill and sad. My thoughts and prayers are with this child's family and friends. It is apparent by the outpouring on this board that he will be loved and missed by many.
SinginWildcat

Zanesville, OH

#61 Dec 4, 2009
you need to all remember that his mother just went through something tragic, as well as all his family and friends... they're on here reading all of the horrible comments you write and i'm sure in their time of need they don't want to read it. yes, it's common sense not to walk on tracks, EVERYONE does stuff without thinking about it. Art had his mind on practice and States tomorrow, not on "Oh maybe a train will come down the tracks". If you live in Hilliard you know trains dont go down the tracks often, and when they do its in the morning before school starts... not at 3:00pm right after school lets out. I just graduated from Davidson and a train coming across those tracks at that time has prob happened ONCE in my 13 years of schooling in Hilliard City Schools.
You need to not focus on why he did it, or that it was dumb he was on the tracks but the fact that he's gone. Art was a kind-hearted boy who may have got caught up in high school but who doesnt. He didn't deserve to die, especially in such a horrible way. And the people suffering through this loss don't need to be reading all the nasty stuff you heartless people have to say.

My prayers are with Art and his family :(
i love you guys.
MTLBYAKY
Bubba

Englewood, CO

#62 Dec 4, 2009
2_True wrote:
Bubba, please go read the paper or go read up on some more traffic laws. Stop posting your wisdom here. Family, students, parents, and teachers are posting from the heart. Maybe in a few weeks you can volunteer your services by offering a class pedestrian safety and obeying traffic laws. Now is not the time.
Please read: http://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/releases/safety/...
And I quote:
"Omaha, Nebr., November 06, 2007 Union Pacific Railroad reminds Illinois State University students and residents to avoid the railroad's right of way at all times of day and night, except at designated public crossings. Construction projects will be under way near ISU for the next several years and persons should not only keep a careful lookout for trains, but also for construction equipment.
Union Pacific and Normal Police departments will be working to remind persons not to trespass on railroad property and, if need be, cite trespassers. Both agencies are planning future enforcement days to remind students and residents about the dangers of trespassing on railroad right of way.
"Last year, 517 people died while trespassing on the property of railroads throughout the United States," said Dennis Jenson, assistant vice president-chief of police. "We want to remind everyone that walking on the railroad's right of way is extremely dangerous because you never know when a train will come along. It is also against the law."
Through August 2007, some 26,461 people have been caught trespassing on Union Pacific Railroad property. Trespassers on the railroad's right of way are subject to arrest for violating trespassing laws and can face jail time and a fine..."
Kim

Zanesville, OH

#63 Dec 4, 2009
McCoy wrote:
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Dat because I done gadgeated from da Columbus Schul system and da teach me not to walk on rr tracks while no how and no way listen'in to dem stero ear phones. Huh ah huh ah huh ah.
You like the attention, huh? Big time loser been on your computer since 6 AM. Pathetic.
somebody

Hilliard, OH

#64 Dec 4, 2009
Everybody says this kids is on the football team, but I would assume he wasn't if he is on the tracks walking home at 3:15, Getting ready for states tomorrow i'm sure the team had some kind of meeting, and i'm sure a teammate would have given this kid a ride home. I also heard he got kicked off the team for stealing a car.

Anyways, this is very sad, I have a young son and could not imagine if something happen to him, i pray for the family and hope there wasn't something going on and this was intentional, the way things are going you never know. GOD BLESS
Evendozen-Retire e

Cleveland, OH

#65 Dec 4, 2009
ANNOYED wrote:
<quoted text>
WBNS has thankfully made it impossible for me to call you what i want to call you. but seriosuly think about your words before you post them. his mom could be reading this and if you had kids and saw people writting this you'd be upset too.
Cannot say for sure, but I would venture to guess that a devasted greiving mother would not have the desire to be sitting at a computer. If she is the loving mother that most of us are, she is in total despair---that is why we should all use kind words, to and about each other- tomorrow is not promised to any of us! God Bless! devasted
HilliardMom

Cambridge, OH

#66 Dec 4, 2009
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>
Please read: http://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/releases/safety/...
And I quote:
"Omaha, Nebr., November 06, 2007 Union Pacific Railroad reminds Illinois State University students and residents to avoid the railroad's right of way at all times of day and night, except at designated public crossings. Construction projects will be under way near ISU for the next several years and persons should not only keep a careful lookout for trains, but also for construction equipment.
Union Pacific and Normal Police departments will be working to remind persons not to trespass on railroad property and, if need be, cite trespassers. Both agencies are planning future enforcement days to remind students and residents about the dangers of trespassing on railroad right of way.
"Last year, 517 people died while trespassing on the property of railroads throughout the United States," said Dennis Jenson, assistant vice president-chief of police. "We want to remind everyone that walking on the railroad's right of way is extremely dangerous because you never know when a train will come along. It is also against the law."
Through August 2007, some 26,461 people have been caught trespassing on Union Pacific Railroad property. Trespassers on the railroad's right of way are subject to arrest for violating trespassing laws and can face jail time and a fine..."
Hilliard Ohio is mourning for a child lost and even if you are correct you need to keep your thoughts and quotes in CO! I have 2 high school students at a candlelight vigil for Art right now. I pray we never have to know the pain of losing any of our girls!! Please give us a break and a chance to grieve.
heather

Westerville, OH

#67 Dec 4, 2009
this guy was in classes with me and this is really sad. he was a very sweet person and he shouldn't of went out like this. god be with his family and god bless art lane, he is in a better place.
Hilliard resident

Westerville, OH

#68 Dec 4, 2009
McCoy wrote:
I would say Hillard schools are failing to educate to the commen sense level. Darwinism at it finest.
WHO THE HELL do you think you are? You are the most insensitive, cold hearted person that I know. THIS is someones child! There is a place in hell for people like you! My heart goes out to all that knew him. Our prayers are with the family, may God bless you! The community will get through this with you!

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