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A 15-year-old boy was recently killed when a lead car of a train struck him head-on in the San Francisco Bay area.

Police sources reported the boy was one of three young men in the middle of playing

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1365896703' post='595635926']

Hopefully such a tragic story may be avoided in the future.

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Doubt it
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This kind of thing has been happening for years.

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[quote name='jamesyfx' timestamp='1365897220' post='595635940']
This kind of thing has been happening for years.
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And will continue to, kids take risks on purpose, its a game when you're young with no fear

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And will continue to happen when train lines are so easily accessible to play these crazy games on. But I'm sure nowhere in the world could budget a way to completely block train tracks off. :(

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[quote] [color=#282828]Hopefully such a tragic story may be avoided in the future.[/color]][/quote]

Hopefully not because if some people are that brain dead, they defiantly deserve a Darwin award.

Only stupid will play chicken with 100 ton train
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So did he win or loose?
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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1365897981' post='595635956']
So did he win or loose?
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Why wouldn't you go and ask him? :p

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[quote name='CW-88' timestamp='1365897969' post='595635952']
And will continue to happen when train lines are so easily accessible to play these crazy games on. But I'm sure nowhere in the world could budget a way to completely block train tracks off. :(
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You can't prevent stupid. Look at the people who get killed by roller coasters by jumping the fence into forbidden areas.
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at least he won
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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1365897981' post='595635956']
So did he win or loose?
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Depends on your point of view. :p

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Not a dime should be spent on putting up barriers or such. If idiots want to do idiotic things, they will find a way. Like messages on batteries saying "Do not swallow". Sod it, go right ahead if that's what you want to do.

Don't get me wrong, I feel terrible for his family, worse for the driver of the train, but the poor fool brought this on himself with a stupid and antisocial act :(
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^ He gave up his life, for our amusement. ;)

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Thank you Darwin!
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Natural selection at work.
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[quote name='Gerowen' timestamp='1365902993' post='595636112']
Natural selection at work.
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Most definitely.

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Wow. We did some stupid things as kids... but when we played "chicken" it was on bicycles.

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Actually, now that I think back... we did some REALLY stupid things... swimming in reservoirs, climbing to the top of 100' pine trees (those little branches SNAP), skyrocket fights, doing 110 in an AMC pacer (trying to keep up with a porsche 911) and plenty of other things I should probably not reveal.

I should probably be dead... now I hover over my children and try to prevent them from doing the same, stupid things but I think that's probably moot.
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[quote name='Luc2k' timestamp='1365902840' post='595636102']
Thank you Darwin![/quote]

(Y) (Y)

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And good riddance. This reminds me of the two girls that got their legs broken by a train because they were sunbathing on the ****ing tracks. What the hell did you expect to happen?
The only downside to that story is that their legs were on the tracks and not their heads.
Here's the story if you want to lose some more faith in humanity:
[url="http://www.wmur.com/Girls-Remain-Hospitalized-After-Being-Struck-By-Train/-/9858568/11898622/-/yw4stx/-/index.html"]http://www.wmur.com/Girls-Remain-Hospitalized-After-Being-Struck-By-Train/-/9858568/11898622/-/yw4stx/-/index.html[/url]

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It's sad but in the UK, someone dies on the tracks every day for half the year (if you put all the incidents together).
December/January/February are the worst months.

Luckily never had one at my station but worked through plenty.

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We shouldn't waste any money on trying to prevent this happening because no matter how hard we try, those that want to risk their lives in the pursuit of thrills, will always find a way to reach their goal.

Say we were to fence every track and station off, that would just make it more of a thrill.

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So, does that mean he won?

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Good. When you do stupid **** like this you deserve everything that's coming to you.

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[quote name='notchinese' timestamp='1365898486' post='595635974']


You can't prevent stupid. Look at the people who get killed by roller coasters by jumping the fence into forbidden areas.
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Agreed!!!

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[quote name='virtorio' timestamp='1365927570' post='595636450']
So, does that mean he won?
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I believe so. ;)

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