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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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