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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-09-09 02:06 PM
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8. something like this happened in the early 80's
Edited on Thu Jul-09-09 02:07 PM by Libertas1776
near me where a van with ten teens inside went around the gate and got slammed by a commuter train. Only one survived I think. And who gets blamed? the railroad. The parents and other advocates want most of the grade crossings gone. The crossing where the tragic incident occurred has since been converted into an overpass after years of debate. Of course, with hundreds of crossings its just not feasible to change all the crossings to overpasses because certain drivers like to tempt fate so they're not late.
Its so sad that because of one impatient driver, 8 others or in this story's case, 4 others have to die.

Sometimes the railroad is at fault, but most of the time its the driver.
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  -5 teens die in car-train crash in Canton Township Faygo Kid  Jul-09-09 01:11 PM   #0 
  - Geez...  WriteDown   Jul-09-09 01:14 PM   #1 
  - I remember hearing once..  FredMertz   Jul-09-09 02:12 PM   #11 
  - You know. The drivers of those trains have to get counseling afterwards.  YOY   Jul-09-09 01:15 PM   #2 
  - Thats horrible.  undeterred   Jul-09-09 01:22 PM   #3 
  - I don't think there's an Amtrak station near Canton  JustABozoOnThisBus   Jul-09-09 01:23 PM   #4 
  - Maybe it's because I drove a Volkswagen bug for so many years when I was young. . .  Journeyman   Jul-09-09 01:24 PM   #5 
  - Car train accidents are so gruesome  liberal N proud   Jul-09-09 02:03 PM   #6 
  - Trians and cars should never be able  downindixie   Jul-09-09 02:04 PM   #7 
  - Or at least...  brendan120678   Jul-09-09 02:53 PM   #12 
  - something like this happened in the early 80's  Libertas1776   Jul-09-09 02:06 PM   #8 
  - I'll add a sorry to the train crew.  kiva   Jul-09-09 02:06 PM   #9 
  - pretty fucking stupid, but still tragic nonetheless....  Blue_Tires   Jul-09-09 02:07 PM   #10 
  - Parents, teach your kids the Gross Vehicle Weight Rule a.k.a. the Lug Nut Rule  slackmaster   Jul-09-09 02:55 PM   #13 
  - Not just Teens...  Rebubula   Jul-09-09 03:30 PM   #14 
  - Family a few houses down from a friend of mine.  Festivito   Jul-09-09 10:22 PM   #15 
  - The driver was a straight-up murderer.  PassingFair   Jul-14-09 09:36 AM   #16 

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