- May 13, 2012
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Sounds to me like she was drunk out of her skull and couldn't comprehend the situation. Or maybe she panicked like women do in a crisis.
SUV driver s behavior under scrutiny in deadly train crash - Yahoo News
feb 4 2015
Federal investigators looking into a fiery commuter train wreck that killed six people zeroed in Wednesday on what they called the big question on everyone's mind: Why was the driver of an SUV stopped on the tracks, between the lowered crossing gates?
The driver — whom family friends identified as 49-year-old Ellen Brody, a jewelry store employee — had calmly gotten out of her Mercedes SUV momentarily after the crossing gates came down around her and hit her car, according to the motorist behind her, Rick Hope.
"She wasn't in a hurry at all, but she had to have known that a train was coming," Hope told the Journal News. He said he motioned to her to come back and gave her room to reverse. But instead, she got back in her car and went forward on the tracks, he said.
"It looks like she stopped where she stopped because she didn't want to go on the tracks," Hope told WNYW-TV. "It was dark, so maybe she didn't know she was in front of the gate."