Tue, 26 Feb 2013 6:08p.m.
A disability advocacy group says numerous complaints about the railway crossing where a woman in a wheelchair was injured were ignored.
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27/02/2013 1:24:39 p.m.
Am I dumb ??? but why couldn't the poor girl be pulled out of the wheelchair ??? Was she belted in and too secure to release ??? I just hope she will have a speedy recovery... I crashed my wheelchair into a car tow-bar and had 32 stitches to patch up my leg, so my heart goes out to her !!! Cheers, James.
26/02/2013 9:50:17 p.m.
Why aren't the railroad safety people required to like ride in a wheel chair strapped on the front of the train bombs?
Geez how much could two high lifts and a 20 foot walkway cost?
26/02/2013 8:32:10 p.m.
I believe they need to have a look at the design of the wheelchairs themselves. Those chairs are not only dangerous at level crossings they are dangerous just about everywhere else as we'll. Those tiny front wheels stick in just about every rut around, while the outrigger system front and rear makes them very vulnerable at road crossings when the drive wheels are left spinning in mid air . I have had to stop my truck and help a severely disabled woman who was left marooned on the edge of a pedestrian crossing when the lights had changed.
26/02/2013 7:17:36 p.m.
Why do people always blame the train or the track? Anyone who crosses a railway track, whether on foot, in a car, or in a wheelchair, needs to take some responsibility. This accident would not have happened if the woman had not somehow managed to turn her wheelchair sideways and jam the wheels into the tracks. That is not an easy thing to do!
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