Who was Jack Meyers? GoFundMe Rises To Help Burlington Teen’s Family
In recent news, it was reported that a 16-year-old, Jack Meyers dies after being hit by a train in a Burlington Train accident. You are required to read the article and follow us around for all the insights. Continue reading for more details. A boy named Jack Meyers died after being hit by a train in Burlington on May 21, 2023. He was 16 years old at the time of his death. The Burlington Police Department also confirmed that Jack was a student at Burlington High School. The police officers also issued a statement and claimed that their thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Who was Jack Meyers?
While speaking to WISN, Burlington Police Chief Brian Zmudzimski said that Jack was hit and killed while he was riding his bike on the railroad crossing arms and trying to beat the train. A press release by the Burlington Police Department revealed that Jack collided with a Canadian National Train at the intersection of Adams St. and Bridge St. in the City of Burlington. Continue reading for more details.
Jack Meyers’ body was discovered underneath the train by the Burlington Police Department and the City of Burlington Fire Department. While speaking to the police officers, Burlington High School stated that they have already planned for counseling services for the students who might need some assistance. Reportedly, Jack Meyers tried to beat the train and was fatally struck.
According to the local authorities, they received calls about a bicyclist hit by a train near Adams and Bridge Street at around 12:30 the night. Jack met with the accident while he tried to beat the train. The reports reveal that the bicyclist appeared to be traveling eastbound, disregarded traffic control as well as the crossing signals, and was struck by a southbound Canadian National train. Brian also mentioned that Jack was riding around the train barricades when he was struck. Brian hinted at the presence of another teen, Jack Meyers who managed to escape without any injuries. He stated that the accident is currently under investigation.
Meanwhile, Brian warned everyone by saying that the city has a lot of train traffic but it is wrong to beat the traffic controls for the trains in order to save a few minutes. Giving the example of Jack’s death, he said that it is one of the reasons why people should avoid beating traffic controls. Following the incident, Jack’s neighbor, Alex Marotske, said that he has been living in Burlington for a long time but has never witnessed such unfortunate incidents. He added that he would change his ways while monitoring his children and that they wouldn’t be allowed to ride bikes downtown by themselves until they were 18 years old.