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    Another Ames railroad death....


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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    Yikes. Woman in a wheelchair trying to cross the tracks. Unfortunately, it is all to common for people to zone out when it comes to railroad tracks. The train can't stop or swerve.



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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    Terribly sad news. Praying for her.



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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    was she a student?



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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    Terribly sad news. Praying for her.
    Pray for her family.



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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    was she a student?
    Didn't say. No names have been released.



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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Terribly sad news. Praying for her.
    I think it might be too late for that.


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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    Quote Originally Posted by jahfg View Post
    I think it might be too late for that.
    am I a horrible person because I find this slightly funny?



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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    Imagine if you were sitting parked waiting for the train and saw that...



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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Imagine if you were sitting parked waiting for the train and saw that...
    Yeah that would be horrifying.

    I was darn near one of those people. Wife and I came out of Perkins slightly after 11 and were gonna head back to North Ames that way, but couldn't cause train was stopped on tracks and Police and Fire Dept were there. Didn't know what had happened, but figured it was big.....



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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    I wonder if it happened so fast that nobody had a chance to help the wheelchair across the tracks... Otherwise, if she was stuck on the tracks and people were just sitting in their cars watching, shame on them.


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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    My mom said she saw her just siting there watching traffic at about 10:30. I wonder if it was on purpose? Sad situation either way.



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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhawkdmb View Post
    am I a horrible person because I find this slightly funny?
    I'm going to hell because I giggled at it as well.



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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    Looks like it was a suicide.

    Ames Tribune > Ames Tribune > News

    The gates on the crossing started coming down, Dodgen said, and the woman in the wheelchair successfully made it across to the far side. But then she turned her wheelchair around, he said, and started looking to see which side of the tracks the train was coming on.

    Dodgen said she ducked under the counterweight of the crossing arm and went back into the crossing.

    “With the same determination that she used to get herself across the track the first time, she wheeled herself in front of the train that was coming from the west,” he said.



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    Re: Another Ames railroad death....

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    Looks like it was a suicide.

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    Wow. Looks like my mom was right. She said she was acting really weird when she drove by her at 10:30.



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