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(Oblivious) Maryland Man Struck by Train Was Wearing Earbuds, Didnít Hear Its Horn: Police
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, May 11, 2013 | Victoria Taylor

Posted on 05/12/2013 11:04:36 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

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Maryland man struck by train was wearing earbuds, didn’t hear its horn: police

Kevin Scott Street, 37, was killed by a CSX freight train in Joppa, Md., on Thursday. Authorities said he turned at the last minute, but it was too late.

A 37-year-old man who was killed by a train in Joppa, Md., didn’t hear it barreling down the tracks because he was tuned in to his earbuds rather than his surroundings, police said.

Kevin Scott Street, of Aberdeen, Md., was hit by a 20-car freight train around 12:11 p.m. on Thursday.

The train sounded its horn as it approached, but Street, who was walking on the tracks, did not appear to hear it because he was wearing headphones, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said in a press release. He reportedly turned around at the last minute, but he did not have enough time to get away.

The CSX train was on its way from North Bergen, N.J., to Jacksonville, Fla., according to the Baltimore Sun.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: darwinaward; deathbystupidity; dumbass; earbuds; maryland; oblivious; rip; train
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CSX train accident in Joppa MD A westbound CSX freight train that hit a man early Thursday afternoon is stopped at the Joppa Road crossing in Joppa, as personnel from the railroad and local police and fire departments investigate.
1 posted on 05/12/2013 11:04:36 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 05/12/2013 11:05:09 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Those must be some REALLY close fitting ear buds............

I should think he could feel the ground trembling, though.


4 posted on 05/12/2013 11:06:51 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: DogByte6RER

Maryland has been in the news a lot lately.


5 posted on 05/12/2013 11:11:18 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: DogByte6RER

He needed a “Seeing Eye Person” like they have in NYC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kNyTqIsrk0w


6 posted on 05/12/2013 11:13:00 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: DogByte6RER

Just guessing, but maybe a suicide, yet wanted his family to take some “comfort” in the thought it might have been an accident.


7 posted on 05/12/2013 11:14:56 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: DogByte6RER

Were they made by ACME?


8 posted on 05/12/2013 11:14:57 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“I hear the train a-coming,
It’s coming down the track.”
Oh wait, I guess he didn’t .


9 posted on 05/12/2013 11:17:01 AM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: DogByte6RER

Sad story soon to be repeated by Obama voters (well, those who actually work for a living) as Obamacare train bears down on them.

At least Mr. Street didn’t take with him those who didn’t have their ears plugged.


10 posted on 05/12/2013 11:20:05 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: basil

That may have been why he turned around. It probably would have been better for him if he hadn’t. He could have had an instant demise rather than preceding it with a brief moment of terror.


11 posted on 05/12/2013 11:21:47 AM PDT by Bob
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Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)

I heard sirens on the train track howl naked gettin' nuder,
An altar boy's been hit by a local commuter
Just from walking with his back turned
To the train that was coming so slow.

One of my fav John Prine songs.

12 posted on 05/12/2013 11:21:50 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts help hold the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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“He reportedly turned around at the last minute, but he did not have enough time to get away.”

It sounds like he did feel the ground shaking probably 1-2 seconds before impact. I get the feeling that an altered state figured into the mix. Maybe alcohol or drugs but that's just a SWAG.

13 posted on 05/12/2013 11:23:01 AM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: 9422WMR

That was so bad.

But funny.

:-)


14 posted on 05/12/2013 11:23:55 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hard to believe he didn’t hear a blowing train horn as it approached in enough time to get off the track. It did say he turned before he was hit but damn I just don’t understand how he didn’t hear it further out as loud as those horns are.


15 posted on 05/12/2013 11:24:04 AM PDT by deport
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Your comment is valid, however I wonder if the fellow was also under the influence of booze or drugs?


16 posted on 05/12/2013 11:25:40 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: basil

Obviously earbuds must be outlawed.


17 posted on 05/12/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT by sheana
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To: DogByte6RER

I constantly wear earphones since I listen to audiobooks whenever I am not at work or home (read: in the car) but I do wear them when I walk for exercise.

That said, I assume full responsibility for my well being, and stay tuned into my environment visually, and never move to change direction or walk across a road without swiveling my head and looking.

Not everyone is as careful as I am, though.


18 posted on 05/12/2013 11:28:45 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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"That may have been why he turned around. It probably would have been better for him if he hadn’t. He could have had an instant demise rather than preceding it with a brief moment of terror."


19 posted on 05/12/2013 11:38:42 AM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: DogByte6RER

Walking down train tracks wearing ear buds is akin to walking through woods full of grizzly bears with salmon steaks around your neck.


20 posted on 05/12/2013 11:43:25 AM PDT by driftless2
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