Peninsula, OH: Woman killed crossing tracks on scenic railway

4 Nov

A woman was killed when she was struck by a tourist train operating on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The accident in Peninsula occurred at about 3.30pm on October 1st, 2015 adjacent to the automatic half-barrier level crossing of West Streetsboro Road / State Route 303 which was operating correctly. Various suggestions have been made as to why the woman chose to ignore the level crossing warnings and cross the line when the barriers had lowered for the approaching train. One theory that has gained traction in the media adds a hearing deficiency to the causes of the accident. However, this should be seen as speculation until the investigation of the accident is complete.

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