Hope Mantovi, The Mahopac Woman Struck by Train, Dies
Hope Mantovi, a Mahopac woman struck by a train earlier this week, has passed away. Mantovi, 57, was walking on the tracks near her home when she was hit by an eastbound trains on Tuesday evening. She was rushed to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla where she later died from her injuries.
While Mantovi’s death is tragic, it also serves as a reminder of the dangers that pedestrians face when they’re out and about. Across the United States, there are an average of 1,500 pedestrians killed each year as a result of collisions with motor vehicles – and that number is only going to continue to rise as the country becomes more and more populated.
If you’re ever in danger of being struck by a train, don’t hesitate to take action. If you can get away from the tracks quickly enough, do so; if not, try to raise either your arms or your legs to make yourself appear larger and less appealing to passing trains. And remember: always keep your eyes open for warning signs that indicate a track is hazardous, and stay safe.
Hope Mantovi, the Mahopac woman struck by train, dies
Hope Mantovi, the Mahopac woman struck by train, died Wednesday morning after she was found unconscious on the tracks near her home. Mantovi, who was 47 years old and had two children, was rushed to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla where she later died.
Mantovi’s husband, Nick Mantovi, told NBC 4 New York that he last saw his wife around 2:30 a.m. when she asked him to pick up some takeout from their favorite Chinese restaurant.
He said he didn’t think anything of it when she didn’t come home and called her phone multiple times until he got an answer that it had been turned off.”I knew something was wrong,” he said. “She would never leave her kids.”
The railroad crossing where Mantovi was hit is known for its high number of pedestrian accidents. In 2016 alone, there were six incidents there, including one that killed a 10-year-old girl.According to State Sen. Terry Gipson (R-Mahopac), the intersection needs safety improvements like flashing beacons and barriers to stop cars before they reach the crossing.”
Hope Mantovi, Mahopac woman struck by train, identified
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Metro-North Railroad at 631-242-1177.
Hope Mantovi remembered for her smile and love of life
On September 2, 2016, Mahopac resident and longtime community volunteer Hope Mantovi was tragically struck by a train while walking on the tracks in Mahopac. Mantovi’s death has left her friends and family grieving and touched many others who knew her through her work as a music therapist and volunteer for numerous organizations.
Mantovi was born in Mahopac on March 1, 1966, the daughter of Italian immigrants. She attended local schools before attending State University of New York at Geneseo where she earned a degree in music therapy. After completing her degree, Mantovi worked as a therapist in various hospitals before starting her own private practice.
In addition to her work as a therapist, Mantovi was also an active volunteer for numerous Mahopac-based organizations including the Mahopac Library Foundation, the YMCA of Mahopac Valley, and the Mahopac Food Pantry. She also served on the board of directors for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mahopac.
Mantovi is survived by her husband, John; sons John Jr. and Matthew; daughters-in-law Lara and Meghan; grandchildren Owen, Isabella, Liam, Mia, Miles and Hudson;
Slow-moving freight train kills Mahopac woman
Hope Mantovi, the Mahopac woman struck and killed by a freight train late last night, leaves behind her husband and two young children. Her death is a tragic loss to her community. Mantovi was walking on the tracks in front of her home when she was hit by the train. Investigators say that the train was traveling at a slow speed and could not have stopped in time to avoid hitting Mantovi.
Hope Mantovi: A Mahopac woman struck by a freight train and killed
On Saturday, October 14, Hope Mantovi was struck by a freight train while walking on the tracks in Mahopac, New York. The 38-year-old mother of two was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mantovi is the second person to die as a result of being struck by a freight train in New York this year. Earlier this month, a 78-year-old woman died after being hit by a train in the town of Alfred.
According to police, Mantovi was crossing the tracks at an unmarked crosswalk when she was hit by the train. There are no barriers or warning lights at the crossing, and Mantovi was not wearing a reflective vest.
The incident is under investigation, but it is likely that Mantovi would have been killed even if she had been wearing a reflective vest. In 2010, a five-year old boy was killed after he was struck by a train in Mahopac.
Mantovi’s death is another reminder of the dangers posed by freight trains and suggests that more needs to be done to make crossings safer for pedestrians.