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13 Year Old Wearing Headphones Killed By Train.
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yikes I don't live far from Cedar Lake Indiana... Tragic -_- My heart goes out to the family
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Wait that's pretty rare for someone not to hear the train or feel the vibration on the ground plus not seeing it . none the less i feel bad for his family
Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/22/15

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KarenAraragi wrote:

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)


If I remember that story correctly the conductor kicked him in the head to try and push him farther away from the train due to the other things sticking out from the train that would have injured him severely if not killed him. At least that was what the conductor said.


As for this 13 year old.... Sorry, but I don't feel sorry for him. Kids need to be much more responsible. He is old enough to know better. You walk on train tracks and don't pay enough attention and at some point it is going to catch up with you. You might be able to walk those tracks carefree 100 times without incident but at some point something will happen. I play my music pretty loud but I would assume I would still hear a train coming at me blasting its horn. I also would never actually walk on the tracks themselves unless I constantly looked ahead and behind me. Hell, even when I was not on the actual tracks, the few times I have walked along them, I kept checking behind me to make sure nothing was coming.


Also the one article states that many feel it is less safe walking on the streets due to no sidewalks but at least a car can see you and help move over so it doesn't kill you. A train doesn't have that option.
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Many cases similar to this have happened here in Houston with the MetroRail. A young woman died recently because she wasn't aware of the light rail tracks. I think people shouldn't listen to music at all when walking. That's why I always pause my music and continue listening once I sit down in a place.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMRlanye5Nw

A video compilation of close calls. Look at how many of these are unnecessary risks.
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This is sad i just wonder how he couldnt hear a train horn over his music

it brings new meaning to the genre of music death metal "death metal"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMRlanye5Nw

A video compilation of close calls. Look at how many of these are unnecessary risks.


Is it wrong that I am actually sad the kid at 1:17 didn't die? A lot of those others pretty much deserved it too....

That video actually annoys me quite a bit with how careless people are. They don't even bother looking around when they hear horns blowing.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMRlanye5Nw

A video compilation of close calls. Look at how many of these are unnecessary risks.


Is it wrong that I am actually sad the kid at 1:17 didn't die? A lot of those others pretty much deserved it too....

That video actually annoys me quite a bit with how careless people are. They don't even bother looking around when they hear horns blowing.


http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6286988/close-call-compilation

And more. Some are in the previous vid but here are a lot of dumb ones, too. Guy at 5:24 dodges double trains.

I feel the same way. I am furious that people are like that. Of course, I feel bad that their friends and family must now deal with a loss but I find it impossible to not point out how idiotic some people behave around things that are physically much more powerful than they are (large animals, trains, trucks, cars, heavy equipment, etc.).
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http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6286988/close-call-compilation

And more. Some are in the previous vid but here are a lot of dumb ones, too.

I feel the same way. I am furious that people are like that. Of course, I feel bad that their friends and family must now deal with a loss but I find it impossible to not point out how idiotic some people behave around things that are physically much more powerful than they are (large animals, trains, trucks, cars, heavy equipment, etc.).


I think I'll pass on that video. I don't want to be that annoyed. xD

I really don't know how people that dumb survive for so long in this world. It does suck for the friends and family but I can't help but feel they, the family at least, should have been teaching these people better as well. I mean in the one video, what kind of kid just stands there as a train is about to hit him and has to get physically carried off...and then just continues recording video without even stopping for a moment? It's just ridiculous.
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I feel worst for the family than the kid but man I seen to many people do dumb things that I just ask myself why. One video we showed in a safety meeting was a trucker waiting for a fork lift to load his truck. All the guy had to was stay in the truck and he would have live but no he gets out looks left but not right than walks forward and a other forklift runs him down. Just exercise common sense and you should increase your life expectancy.
Just my 2 cents
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You guys are harsh....Feel bad for the kid,most of us did stupid thing when younger that could have killed us.
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I feel worst for the family than the kid but man I seen to many people do dumb things that I just ask myself why. One video we showed in a safety meeting was a trucker waiting for a fork lift to load his truck. All the guy had to was stay in the truck and he would have live but no he gets out looks left but not right than walks forward and a other forklift runs him down. Just exercise common sense and you should increase your life expectancy.
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I think part of the problem is people get too used to it being clear and safe and drop their guard. While doing my route I see cars just zip right out of their driveways onto the street nearly hitting other cars just because they don't pay attention and feel like there aren't other cars around. It's like you do something so much that you just assume it's no big deal. Maybe I'm in the minority and am just overly cautious but even when just crossing a street at a crosswalk when the signal says I can go I look both ways repeatedly just because I feel like there is no guarantee it's safe.
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A lot of people misjudge how close trains are and how fast they're actually going (they can also take several kilometres to stop). I can't quite remember the exact reason, but it's a pretty common thing. Add in people feeling complacent that there are no trains going along the tracks and tragedies such as this can happen. If you walk a path a hundred times and see no train, it's easy to think you won't see it on the 101st walk. Except it's a train so if you're wrong and not paying attention -- whether or not headphones are involved -- you could easily end up dead.

Train safety really needs to be taught in school. Don't walk on the tracks. Always assume the tracks are active. Do not dull your senses around tracks. Keep a safe distance from tracks as air pressure can change and debris tossed up. Do not try to beat a train if you want to get to the other side of the tracks.

I do feel bad for this kid and his family, though.

In general, it's not a good idea to listen to music so loud it drowns out all noise of your surroundings when you're out and about. Trains, cars, and helicopters will kill you if you can't hear them soon enough to get out of the way.

And yes, I said helicopter. Several years ago one fell out of the sky and crushed a student here in BC. Witnesses say he was wearing headphones at the time, which is likely why he never noticed the helicopter. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2008/05/14/falling_helicopter_killed_student_from_kenya.html
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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.


I just thing of it a Darwin's survival of the fittest. They just failed the test of life.

Now I seem a little cold I know, it was a life that got smashed, but In my town J-walkers don't just walk in front of you, they will stop in the middle of a road to talk to someone else, not giving a damn about the drivers that have to sit there wile their bullshiting.
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Some people (especially kids that age) just seem to think they are invincible. Tragedies and accidents are just things that happen to "other people" so they don't even think to take precautions. I'm not saying people need to live in fear of every little thing. But a decent amount of precaution never hurt.

Crossing rain tracks without making damn well sure no train is coming is dangerous enough as it is. But doing it while unable to hear or be aware of your surroundings is just suicidal.
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