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Move That Train On Down The Line

Move That Train On Down The Line

By Jeff Wagner. CREATED Jul 9, 2014

Shortly after midnight on June 26th, Juan Matias was driving to work.  As he drove over a railroiad crossing in Pleasant Prarie, he ran into a train that was parked on the tracks.  The railroad crossing had no gate or warning signal.

Matias was seriously injured.

This Tuesday at approximately 4:30 a.m., another driver received minor injuries when he smacked into a train parked at the same railroad crossing.  Adding insult to injury, the second driver has been cited for inattentive driving.

The State says that it costs $250,000 to install gates and warning lights at a single railroad crossing.  $250,000!  I wonder whose brother-in-law has that contract?

In any event, during the 12 p.m. hour of Wednesday's radio show, we'll discuss who is to blame for these recent crashes - and what needs to be done to prevent them in the future?

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section - and be sure to check back later to hear a replay of the segment.

Jeff Wagner

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Jeff Wagner recently completed his 15th year as a talk show host at 620 WTMJ. Jeff's show, which airs Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m., features stories which you might not have heard about elsewhere and emphasizes Jeff's common sense approach to issues.