Wisconsin Woman Learns Hard Lesson About Warning Gates
Those flashing-light covered gates that lower in front of train crossings and drawbridges are there for a reason. A Wisconsin woman knows that. Now.
Wisconsin's Department of Transportation released an interesting bit of video on Monday. It was a recording of a woman on a bicycle who decided to ignore the warning gates of a drawbridge in Menasha:
As you can see, she can't really claim she didn't see the gates--she actually ran into the gate on the right before continuing down the path of stupidity.
From Fox News:
The unidentified 37-year-old woman suffered facial injuries in the July 4 fall off the Racine Street Bridge in Menasha, which is south of Green Bay. The incident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. and the woman was eventually pulled out of the gap. The bridge operator was alerted to the incident and kept the bridge in place while the woman was being removed.
I know you'll find it hard to believe, but this sort of thing happens with surprising regularity:
Let's be careful out there.