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Woman apparently distracted by cellphone killed by Amtrak train in Ventura
KABC) ^ | Saturday, September 08, 2012

Posted on 09/16/2012 7:01:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin

A woman apparently walking and looking down at her cellphone was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in Ventura on Saturday.

Responding officers said they found the victim, identified only as a 28-year-old woman from Ventura, underneath the train. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the train conductor, the southbound train was traveling at about 40 mph around 5:15 p.m. as it approached the Amtrak station near the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Harbor Boulevard, when the victim was seen walking on the tracks.

The conductor began sounding the warning horn, but the victim appeared to be looking down at a cellphone and did not make any attempts to get off of the tracks, police said. The conductor said he tried to make an emergency stop, but could not get the train to stop in time.

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1 posted on 09/16/2012 7:01:52 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

This is yet another setback for Obama.


2 posted on 09/16/2012 7:04:30 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: BenLurkin

Here hold my beer - here hold my cellphone.


3 posted on 09/16/2012 7:05:49 AM PDT by monocle
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To: BenLurkin

Honestly, I’m surprised deaths like this do not happen more often


4 posted on 09/16/2012 7:08:40 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - 1984)
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To: BenLurkin

At least she didn’t die of cancer.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 7:08:45 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Redmen4ever

Another death of an American by goverment vehicle. Was it a hybrid at least?


6 posted on 09/16/2012 7:14:23 AM PDT by Blacksheep (There are no coincidences......)
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To: Redmen4ever

Another death of an American by goverment vehicle. Was it a hybrid at least?


7 posted on 09/16/2012 7:14:29 AM PDT by Blacksheep (There are no coincidences......)
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To: BenLurkin

“Walking along the tracks”. I would say its more likely suicide than distraction by cell phone. Who walks along he tracks?


8 posted on 09/16/2012 7:14:32 AM PDT by Adams (Fight on!)
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To: BenLurkin

I bet she doesn’t do that again....


9 posted on 09/16/2012 7:15:41 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Adams

Lots of people walk along or near tracks because they provide a nice level path. Women generally choose forms of suicide that are not disfiguring. If a woman is killed by a train, it is probably unintended, at least on her part.


10 posted on 09/16/2012 7:18:22 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: BenLurkin

Texting while transpotting.

Democrats one down


11 posted on 09/16/2012 7:20:01 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: BenLurkin

RIP to the lady. Prayers for the engineer who will now have a lifetime to replay the final images.


12 posted on 09/16/2012 7:20:42 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: BenLurkin

I really feel sorry for that crew in the engine

Don`t understand how she could have ignored that

horn you know they were blasting constantly at the last


13 posted on 09/16/2012 7:23:04 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: BenLurkin

Can you hear me now?


14 posted on 09/16/2012 7:24:10 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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The conductor began sounding the warning horn,.... The conductor said he tried to make an emergency stop, but could not get the train to stop in time.

I guess that I misunderstand the job of a Train Conductor.

15 posted on 09/16/2012 7:24:18 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Trn sb here ne min”


16 posted on 09/16/2012 7:30:48 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Adams
Heck, those kids Clinton's associates killed in in Mena were accused of sleeping on the railroad tracks.
17 posted on 09/16/2012 7:34:10 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Adams

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/723493/posts


18 posted on 09/16/2012 7:36:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Adams

I agree with the suicide. There is no shortage of of better walking places there in that area. And a train horn up close would snap anyone, out of ANY distraction.


19 posted on 09/16/2012 7:38:50 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Flag_This

The Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 09/16/2012 7:39:09 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

So Tolstoy being a man wrote the ending of Anna Karenina wrong.


21 posted on 09/16/2012 7:39:15 AM PDT by xp38
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To: BenLurkin

Check for a baby. Around me most of these young women on phones are babysitters who don’t give a dam about the kids because they are too busy talking on the phone all day.


22 posted on 09/16/2012 7:41:13 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: BenLurkin

Odd to learn from FR about something that happened a mile from my house!


23 posted on 09/16/2012 7:46:37 AM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: Hardraade
Democrats one down

Not at all. She'll still vote for Obama.

24 posted on 09/16/2012 7:47:23 AM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? [NRA Life Member])
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To: xp38

I’m talking about the real world and trends and generalizations. There are exceptions to every rule.


25 posted on 09/16/2012 7:48:40 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: BenLurkin
Reminds me of the Navaho and his Pinto pony.

One day they went awalkin'
Along the railroad track
They were swishin', not lookin'
Toot! Toot!
They never came back

BOB WILLS : Across The alley From The Alamo

26 posted on 09/16/2012 7:50:07 AM PDT by csvset
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To: ClearCase_guy
This is yet another setback for Obama.

You & i both know she'll still vote.

27 posted on 09/16/2012 7:52:41 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BenLurkin

People are going nuts with cellphones,they need to get a life.


28 posted on 09/16/2012 7:54:42 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: All

Are there cellphones in the afterlife? Walk these tracks and find out.


29 posted on 09/16/2012 8:13:35 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Biden: "HOPE and CHAINS for all 57 states".)
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To: ClearCase_guy
This is yet another setback for Obama.

Oh no, not a problem. She'll still be voting.

30 posted on 09/16/2012 8:17:20 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Hardraade

She may be gone but her name will live will continue to be shown on the voter rolls forever.


31 posted on 09/16/2012 8:17:54 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: BenLurkin

I have never gotten how someone can be hit by a train, unless they are trying to run across before it comes.
The tracks vibrate so even if you were hard of hearing you’d feel movement.
The train is really loud, the conductor will hang on the whistle to get your attention, its really really loud.
So how can someone be distracted by all that commotion?


32 posted on 09/16/2012 8:17:54 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe she was deaf? I had just closed up at the Budweiser distributor I worked at and stepped out the front door to see a serious bust going down just a little ways down the street. Cops with weapons drawn carefully approaching a car that one had pulled over.

I saw a cop waving me back and ducked back inside the doorway. Peeking out I saw a cop still frantically waving someone back and turned to see a woman walking down the street evidently oblivious to what was going on. I was much closer to her and yelled at her to get over here and explained what was going on. It turned out she was legally blind and couldn’t see anything that far down the road.

The bust turned out to be a carload of methamphetafaggots, one of whom was reported brandishing a gun on main street. This was a fine example of how criminal rights should be handled. They had the right to do exactly WTF the cops told them to do or get their heads blown off! I enjoyed seeing each of the commanded one at a time to get out, place hands on head and lay face down in the road!


33 posted on 09/16/2012 8:23:55 AM PDT by brewguru
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To: BenLurkin
the southbound train was traveling at about 40 mph

There's not much let of her but an oil spot on the tracks. I find no sympathy for her stupidity.

34 posted on 09/16/2012 8:41:40 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: svcw
I have never gotten how someone can be hit by a train, unless they are trying to run across before it comes.

Here's one for ya. Very recently a drunk at a bar (across from the tracks in our small downtown area) decided to "slap" the train as it was rolling by.

The train "slapped" back. He died in front of a crowd in front of the bar.

35 posted on 09/16/2012 8:48:18 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

Well, hum. The stupidity of some is amazing.
I saw a sign once in a rural town at the railroad crossing that said “if there is a tie, we win”


36 posted on 09/16/2012 8:52:24 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: BenLurkin

Bain Capital caused her death.


37 posted on 09/16/2012 12:52:30 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: csvset

Ahhhh...Mills Brothers. Love that song.


38 posted on 09/16/2012 7:12:49 PM PDT by Old Valley Girl
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