Mark Belling has a go at the van driver from Monday’s train accident

My girlfriend and I were talking about this. I didn’t realize Belling had taken down the driver on air yesterday. (An internet search tipped me off to this one.)

Here’s the podcast. It’s the first part of the show.

This incident was used as a driving lesson for the youngest, of course. It will have greater impact since she was about 7 cars behind the accident. She confirmed the sound and the smell of the accident were more an impact from her position than actually seeing what happened.

It’s reasonable to expect a train on a track. A little healthy paranoia keeps you alive. Never, ever wait on the tracks.

I’m sure I’m not alone in wishing to two men well as their bodies heal from this accident.


  1. BrkfldDad says:

    Paranoia is a good thing in this case. As an aside, a good friend’s wife used to be a traffic controller for a major railroad. Whenever she was driving a car and approached train tracks, she always first stopped and looked both ways down the track even if the lights/gates weren’t signalling, before proceeding. She said you won’t believe how many of the crossings safety mechanisms just plain don’t work.

  2. It’s funny you’d say that. I do it too, but it’s because more often than not when I’m crossing the tracks on Calhoun I’m behind a school bus trying to turn into Pheasant. I see them do it, and I automatically follow.

    Guess that’s not a bad thing.

    I’m uber paranoid around tracks. When I was a kid there were badly arranged tracks near our Jr. High/High School in OKC. They took more than one life.

  3. Is there anyone/any thing Belling doesn’t have a go at. I’d listen tomorrow if I were you. Or catch the podcast. 🙂

  4. Aaaack! Oh, geese. Please, no.

  5. Don’t worry. He won’t mention you by name, or give a link to your blog. Belling doesn’t do that.