Neighbors Speak Up About Safety on Tracks in Lyndhurst

By: Amelia Nahmias Email
By: Amelia Nahmias Email

LYNDHURST -- New details Monday on a 19-year old girl killed by a train in Augusta County. We're now hearing from Neighbors.

Neighbor Gerri Carrillo was home when the incident occurred. She hears the train pass in her backyard all the time. But something was different on this Saturday.

"The horn was hit maybe three times, but very gingerly, and i thought that was unusual," explains Carrillo.

But she wasn't worried, "there was no panic in that horn."

Carrillo's kids are grown and gone,but they used to fish right there on the very same bridge.

Carrillo speculates what may have happened, "there was a young girl on the train trestle fishing, she heard the whistle, tried to get out of the way. She could only move forward, and if she tripped, there probably just wasn't enough time for her to get out of the way."

Although deeply sorrowed, she's not surprised that a girl was killed on these tracks Saturday night.

Carrillo says, "because kids are kids. It's not unusual for kids to be in areas that are not the safest for them."

Since this accident, she is concerned about warning times.

"i hear the train in a couple of spots. But, when i heard about the accident i wondered if that's really soon enough to warn somebody?" says Carrillo.

Other neighbors say it gets busy on the road with only two houses. This trestle is a popular place for teenagers to hang out. They say there have been a few close calls, but this is the first death.

This train accident is still under investigation.

Neighbors say kids need to stay clear of those train tracks.. especially after this death. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 211894791 -
Gray Television, Inc.