Skip to comments.Calif. Man Posts Suicide Note on Facebook
Posted on 12/29/2012 12:36:11 AM PST by nickcarraway
A Central California man died after posting a suicide note on Facebook and then driving his car onto railroad tracks about an hour later, as friends and family frantically tried to get in touch with him.
Antjuan Miguel Colvin, 21, was struck by a train going about 75 mph in Hughson on Christmas night and pronounced dead at the scene, Stanislaus County sheriff's Sgt. Anthony Bejaran told the Modesto Bee (http://bit.ly/Vbowd4 ).
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Obviously Congress needs to ban this Facebook thing in order to protect us all!
Very sad. Sad that he didn't feel like he could talk to someone. Sorry for him, his family and friends, and the people on the train.
It’s obvious that you have no understanding whatsoever of normal suicide (suicide by cop being a totally different animal). Selfishness has nothing to do with it.
Its always so sad when someone commits suicide. May he rest in peace...
Oops, I offended you as well? I am a proud Southern Baptist and I know life is a gift.
What the heck is a “normal suicide?”
"Fatal train collisions tough on engineers"
"Oct 16, 2011 Train engineer William Smith screamed like crazy for the young woman to move..."
"Many live with guilt, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger and fear for years..."
"or they realize, 'I'm not the same person I was before the accident."
"Railroad workers suffer trauma of fatal crashes, too"
"June 9, 2012 Recording of train engineer Donald Tate's call after a fatal accident..."
"Railroad companies to offer a form of grief and stress..."
"She wrote that the stress of the train wreck caused her hair to fall out..."
Don’t call me sweet cheeks. It’s silly. :p And I still contend that the man who ran his car into a train was selfish and hurt innocent people that will have to live with trauma and scars they don’t deserve. Thats all I meant. I did not know that made me a jerk. I’ve been called worse. :D
You’re right, of course. This dead guy should have overdosed or shot himself rather than traumatize those on this train. Those dissing you have misplaced empathies.
Yes it does. They think no one else has pain like they do - because they didn't care to ask or know. It's all about them. He could have, actually, helped someone else if he spoke of his pain but he was too focused on himself. There always is someone worst off. He didn't care to know, an island unto himself. So the way he handles pain is with a smile to deliberately deceive others - You can't see what is inside of ME. He may have been focusing on what he didn't have instead of what he did have!
It's always better to be honest than deceive. Don't you agree? He's was 23 with a job and able to work, a car, family/friends and living in America! He's already had more than most.
Not that it matters, but the first funeral I ever attended was my Uncle Edgie. He shot himself in the head when I was 12. He loved his family enough to leave a note on the door instructing them to call the police and not to enter. We all thought that was good of him. I did not know him very well. My father said he made some bad choices. But he did write that note, and for that he was forgiven.
I still feel involving innocent people in a suicide is horribly horribly wrong and selfish. And I know that train engineers are very afraid of collisions. I don't know what else to say. I won't defend myself if you still need to vent at me.
It's easy to stand on the outside and analyze...I was on that track one time (not the train track)...Once you get focused, you can't see anything else...Fortunately, I had a fried who watched me like a hawk til things got back to somewhat normal...
That's the point - focused on yourself and it doesn't happen over night. Your friend wasn't focused on himself but on another! That's the way it should be. But I do know it is very easy to slide into the self pity mode. We must deliberately stop it even if we *think* we have every reason to be there. Because it's lie and believing a lie never ends well.
I wanted to address the part that it is indeed a selfish act. He didn't become selfish that day, he lived with it and dwelt on it in his self-pity mode.
I like your friend, tell him 'thanks' for me. And, I know you, you KNOW God wanted you here! We all have 'Someone' else to focus on - the pain He went through for us - is greater than we can imagine much less experience.
And, yes, it is easier to stand on the outside and he made sure his family/friends where on the outside. One can't go where they aren't allowed. I pray my family/friends never put me in that situation because of pride (you can't know I feel damaged). Did he feel only he needed to be perfect or have a perfect life? And only he should have it? No one is better than another no matter what they have or don't think they have. IMO, if one has Jesus, they have it all. And an eternity more than those who don't have HIM.