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Metrolink death (Riverside CA); unbelievable

Postby amtrakowitz » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:38 am

LA Times

I find this story unbelievable. This mother is pushing her 2-year-old daughter in a stroller, sees the crossing gates coming down, and attempts to cross the tracks with the train approaching anyway; the stroller gets stuck. The mother frees the stroller, pushes the child to safety, but is killed by the train herself. Image
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Re: Metrolink death (Riverside CA); unbelievable

Postby Fan Railer » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:07 pm

amtrakowitz wrote:LA Times

I find this story unbelievable. This mother is pushing her 2-year-old daughter in a stroller, sees the crossing gates coming down, and attempts to cross the tracks with the train approaching anyway; the stroller gets stuck. The mother frees the stroller, pushes the child to safety, but is killed by the train herself. Image

Such a sad story for the daughter who is now subject to life without her mom because of her stupidity. People will never learn until there isn't a way to get run over by trains (separated right of way).... =_=
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Re: Metrolink death (Riverside CA); unbelievable

Postby amtrakowitz » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:04 pm

No, separated right of way doesn't solve that dilemma, sorry.
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Re: Metrolink death (Riverside CA); unbelievable

Postby Fan Railer » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:44 am

amtrakowitz wrote:No, separated right of way doesn't solve that dilemma, sorry.

Of course it doesn't, but at least it does eliminate the "mothers with strollers" category =p Obviously there'll still be some dumb teens climbing up on the overpasses and walking along tracks as their "shortcut" on their way home.... =/
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Re: Metrolink death (Riverside CA); unbelievable

Postby Tom6921 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:07 pm

Another unbelievable Metrolink death: Fitness Model and Actor Greg Plitt was killed by a Metrolink train while filming a workout video on the tracks. Unbelievable for how stupid it was; Darwin Award worthy.
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Re: Metrolink death (Riverside CA); unbelievable

Postby RussNelson » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:07 am

Nope. Not Darwin Award. You get no points for dying while walking or standing and getting hit by a train. Not creative at all.
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Re: Metrolink death (Riverside CA); unbelievable

Postby ExCon90 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:43 pm

Not even if getting photographed while doing it (presumably with his back to the train)?
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Re: Metrolink death (Riverside CA); unbelievable

Postby litz » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:53 pm

Pitt has a history of this, having filmed quite a few of the workout videos, and even some sponsorship ads, on Metrolink tracks.

Was probably inevitable that he would end up as he did.
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Re: Metrolink death (Riverside CA); unbelievable

Postby ExCon90 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:22 pm

Yahoo has a photo of him doing pushups in the gauge of the track. Is there a Darwin Award with oak leaf clusters?
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