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13 Year Old Wearing Headphones Killed By Train.
Posted 3/22/15


Teenager wearing earphones killed by train
A 13-year-old boy walks home along railway tracks. The train driver allegedly sounds his horn. The boy doesn't hear.

This is simply a tragedy.

Jeffrey Bellinger, 13, from Cedar Lake, Ind., asked his mom if he could walk home from school Tuesday. She said yes.

He walked along railway tracks, a short cut. He had, police say, earphones on under his hoodie.

As ABC7 reports, a freight train came in his direction. The driver sounded his horn. But Bellinger didn't hear it.

The train struck him and killed him. He was an only child.

His mom told ABC: "I started calling him and wasn't getting any answer. Then I heard there was an incident on the train tracks. Didn't know it was him at the time."
ABC said that Tom Taylor, the superintendent of Bellinger's school district -- Hannover Community School -- had told kids not to walk along the railway tracks.

Taylor said: "In particular at our high school we've always suggested that they have one earbud in and one earbud out."

Too many times, children and adults walk the streets (and sometimes even drive) with both ears full of music, and none listening to what is going on around them.

In Bellinger's case, all that remains are memories, grief and a wish that a boy had at least had one earbud out.
http://www.cnet.com/news/teenager-wearing-earphones-killed-by-train/


JEFFERY BELLINGER, 13, HONORED AT CEDAR LAKE VIGIL AFTER KILLED BY TRAIN

CEDAR LAKE, Ind. (WLS) -- Classmates, friends and relatives honored Jeffery Bellinger, 13, at a Cedar Lake church Wednesday night. He was killed Tuesday afternoon when he was hit by a freight train while walking home from school.

"He was smiling all the time, genuinely cared about how his family members felt, how his friends felt," said Jennifer Burrink, victim's aunt.

"He was a very generous, forgiving person, very loving, and trustworthy. And we're going to miss him a lot," said Chris Burrink, victim's friend. "Cherish the ones that you have in your life because you don't know when it's their time."

Bellinger's mother said the last time she spoke to her son, he was calling to say he was walking home from school. The Hanover Central Middle School student never made it.

"He called me from school and asked if he could walk home. And I told him he could," Jessica Bellinger said. Jeffery was her only child.

He was struck and killed by a freight train on Tuesday afternoon in the 8900-block of 137th Avenue in Cedar Lake, Ind., while walking near the tracks.

"I started calling him and wasn't getting any answer. Then I heard there was an incident on the train tracks. Didn't know it was him at the time," Bellinger said.

Police said the teenager was wearing earphones under his hoodie and didn't hear the oncoming train, which sounded its horn. His death was ruled accidental.

Hanover Community School District Superintendent Tom Taylor said the school warned students not to walk on the train tracks. Bellinger said she also spoke with her son about the dangers.

"While, ironically, we've had that discussion with our students probably a year and half ago. In particular at our high school we've always suggested that they have one earbud in and one earbud out," Taylor said.

"There's no sidewalks on Parrish. No sidewalks on Lake Shore Drive. No sidewalks anywhere. So kids feel it's more dangerous to walk on the street," she said.

Grief counselors were at the school, which has about 500 students, Wednesday.

"It's a very close-knit school community. And so this is going to devastate a lot of people. We'll have to work our way through," Taylor said.

Four years ago, another student was killed in a train wreck.

A benefit is planned to help Bellinger's mother with funeral expenses. It will be held Friday, March 20 from 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at 13140 Lake Shore Drive. An organizer for the benefit has also launched a GoFundMe page for the family.



Jeffery Bellinger, 13, was struck and killed by a CSX freight train while walking home from school in Cedar Lake, Indiana.
http://abc7chicago.com/news/family-school-warn-of-dangers-of-walking-near-train-tracks/562530/


Kid for fuck sake ether walk along the correct path or keep your fucking eyes open all times and look behind you constantly. I have done jogging outside with headphones and I keep looking in all direction so I don't die a stupid dead like this kid right here.
Seriously I am more mad a the kid stupidity than sad a his dead. Seriously keep one ear open so you don't die like this kid.

This are not my comments but I find it funny has hell.

Trains must have a sick K/D
Why people don't understand that trains are not to be fucked with. 



Now I worry about having kids fuck.
Posted 3/22/15
Reminds me of this....




ppl shouldn't be walking anywhere near rail tracks, tbh, headphones or no headphones....
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How loud does your music have to be not to hear a gorram freight train bum rushing you?
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

Reminds me of this....




ppl shouldn't be walking anywhere near rail tracks, tbh, headphones or no headphones....


So what happen there ? Please don't be graphic I want to eat pasta.
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That's really unfortunate. I have a good pair of headphones that cancel out noise pretty well but I don't think they'd block out a train horn, I could be wrong though. At least this might serve as a warning for others to be fully aware of your surroundings.
Posted 3/22/15

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So what happen there ? Please don't be graphic I want to eat pasta.


dude was just trying to take a selfie... when the rude train conductor kicked him in the head xD (plz note the sarcasm in this sentence o_o)
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He is 13, he's supposed to be stupid.

Though I do wonder how he didn't hear that horn, maybe it was suicide.

Whatever the case, RIP.
Posted 3/22/15

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How loud does your music have to be not to hear a gorram freight train bum rushing you?


That what people are asking. I have very loud headphones and I can hear something loud like a train coming a me. I think the kid must have been deaf or something.
Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/23/15

DanteVSTheWorld wrote:

He is 13, he's supposed to be stupid.

Though I do wonder how he didn't hear that horn, maybe it was suicide.

Whatever the case, RIP.


No no no no, Senpai I was 13 and I was smarter than this kid.
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It astounds me that so many people act so stupidly and are so careless around train tracks. In a train vs anything collision, the train wins. The train is very loud, can be seen coming from a long distance away, causes noticeable tremors when approaching, and sounds its horn. If you don't notice such a thing coming and you're willing to f*** around on LITERALLY THE ONLY PLACE WHERE THE TRAIN CAN MOVE, ON THE TRACKS, without paying any attention whatsoever to your surroundings, then you might as well just hope you get hit squarely and die instantly when a train smashes you, since cars are less lethal and you'll just suffer more if it's not a train or if you just get clipped.

To be honest, I don't even think my MP3 player can even get so loud that it can mask the noise of an incoming train without blowing out my eardrums. And there is also the very obvious rumbling vibration on the ground you are walking on.


Always bothers me when I see people jaywalking while looking at their phones and listening to music. A lot of them clearly don't even look before they attempt to cross and think cars should and will stop for them. They're just a liability. If you have a death wish, at least die in a way that doesn't screw over a completely random stranger. And think about your friends and family. Don't be stupid.

The gene pool must be chlorinated. /endrant
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I think the kid must have been deaf or something.


Gee, I wonder why.
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I'm no genius but I was smarter than this guy when I was 5. I already knew to walk at the crosswalk and to look both ways. And I was already aware that getting hit by a train is bad and should be avoided.


Hit by a train and being unaware of its approach? It's one of those things that is so stupid and so avoidable, yet it seems to happen much more frequently than it should.
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I'm no genius but I was smarter than this guy when I was 5. I already knew to walk at the crosswalk and to look both ways. And I was already aware that getting hit by a train is bad and should be avoided.


And...?
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It astounds me that so many people act so stupidly and are so careless around train tracks. In a train vs anything collision, the train wins. The train is very loud, can be seen coming from a long distance away, causes noticeable tremors when approaching, and sounds its horn. If you don't notice such a thing coming and you're willing to f*** around on LITERALLY THE ONLY PLACE WHERE THE TRAIN CAN MOVE, ON THE TRACKS, without paying any attention whatsoever to your surroundings, then you might as well just hope you get hit squarely and die instantly when a train smashes you, since cars are less lethal and you'll just suffer more if it's not a train or if you just get clipped.

To be honest, I don't even think my MP3 player can even get so loud that it can mask the noise of an incoming train without blowing out my eardrums. And there is also the very obvious rumbling vibration on the ground you are walking on.


Always bothers me when I see people jaywalking while looking at their phones and listening to music. A lot of them clearly don't even look before they attempt to cross and think cars should and will stop for them. They're just a liability. If you have a death wish, at least die in a way that doesn't screw over a completely random stranger.

The gene pool must be chlorinated. /endrant


Not to say it wasn't a stupid thing, because it was, but the first thing that came to my mind upon reading this was that he purposefully didn't leave the tracks, and he actually did hear the horn, as it may have been a suicide. That's not to say it was though, just it may have been...
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Reminds me of this....




ppl shouldn't be walking anywhere near rail tracks, tbh, headphones or no headphones....


Yeah. Like that. It's pretty amazing in its own right when people put themselves in situations like that. And then they follow it up with a lawsuit when they survive.
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