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Posted on 04/08/2009 8:14:45 PM PDT by martin_fierro
Teenager killed by train while listening to iPod
A teenager was killed whilst listening to his iPod because he did not hear an oncoming train.
Last Updated: 4:51PM BST 08 Apr 2009
Gino Shepherd, 17, who was killed after being struck by a train at a level crossing near his home in Gateshead
Gino Shepherd, 17, died instantly when he stepped into the path of the Northern Trains service at Peth Lane, Ryton, Gateshead.
He was found by the emergency services with his headphones still in his ears following the accident last Thursday
Gino's cousin, Charnie Campbell, of Newbiggin Hall, Newcastle, said: "He was walking home and he had his headphones in. He walked on to the public crossing and he just didn't hear the train coming, and it hit him.
"When the police found him he still had his headphones in."
Gino, who was half Mexican, spent his childhood in Carlisle before moving to Newcastle. He had lived in Ryton for several years.
He wanted to become a painter and decorator and had recently left Ryton Comprehensive School and found a job in the trade.
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Sad story. Definite Darwin candidate, but sad nevertheless.
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This happened when walkman was invented, Darwinian then and Darwinian now.
Those must be some high quality ear buds if the impact didn’t knock them loose!
What's on your iPod?
Obama had better get that Ipod back from the Queen. Wouldn't want her getting hurt or killed because the TOTUS gave her a dangerous gift.
Sad but definitely a candidate for the Darwinian award.
Prayers for the family.
Every death, even when it is is such a simple way, diminishes us all.
Walkman, lookman, listenman.
Exact same thing happened around here a couple of months ago. 70 plus mph Amtrak from behind him.
You know what would have been ironic? If he was listening to “Folsom Prison Blues”.
I don’t even want to think of the dismemberment, but the earbuds stayed intact. You just have to wonder how someone could approach a RR crossing and not at least look ... sad for him and his family.
I’m dying to know what song was he listening to! :0)
So sad. Prayers for his family.
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