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Amtrak train strikes, kills person in Connecticut
WCVB-TV ^ | May 09, 2014

Posted on 05/09/2014 9:42:41 PM PDT by george76

Amtrak train en route from Boston to Washington.

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It was the second accident involving an Amtrak train in Connecticut this week. An Amtrak Acela Express struck and killed a man in Groton on Monday.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts; US: New Jersey; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: amtrak; highspeedrail; highspeedtrain; highspeedtrains; rail

1 posted on 05/09/2014 9:42:42 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

A banker?


2 posted on 05/09/2014 9:44:23 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

A butcher?


3 posted on 05/09/2014 9:47:33 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: george76

Were they accidents or suicides, do you really accidently stand on train tracks? I would think it take a conscious act, so is it really an accident or death by stupidity?


4 posted on 05/09/2014 9:48:16 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

Inasmuch as suicides are deaths by stupidity. Never “accidental” when on a railroad track.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 9:50:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: george76

Dumb Ways to Die
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw


6 posted on 05/09/2014 9:54:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

Willie Green Memorial Ping


7 posted on 05/09/2014 9:57:19 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: windcliff

It was either Bob, Carole, Ted, or Alice.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 10:52:55 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Army Air Corps

train aggression is loco with no motive


9 posted on 05/09/2014 11:55:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: george76

So what? Since when does the whole nation need to be intimately involved in some schmuck shuffling off this coil in one spot??? (At least as far as the story and headline extend to this point.)


10 posted on 05/09/2014 11:58:58 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Olog-hai

I was almost an “accidental” at one point and it was WHOLLY stupidity :-)


11 posted on 05/10/2014 12:00:36 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: GeronL; Army Air Corps

Trains and SUVs are mindlessly aggressive killing machines.
The train is like an antlion, the tracks are the pit trap.
There it feeds on its prey..
/ kidding


12 posted on 05/10/2014 12:09:54 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

.... and then the train jumped out of the bushes

racist trains play the knockout game


13 posted on 05/10/2014 12:36:14 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Just had a cartoonish image run through my head where a train sucker punches a chump, and he flies backwards, moonwalking in the air to the sound Goofy makes when he falls.

Horribly insensitive, I know.


14 posted on 05/10/2014 1:20:45 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: george76
Amtrak train strikes

It was on strike? Damn union trains!

15 posted on 05/10/2014 1:23:17 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: windcliff

A candlestick maker?


16 posted on 05/10/2014 1:51:20 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Darksheare

As an experiment, have you ever tried putting some of your coffee in the boiler of a steam locomotive?


17 posted on 05/10/2014 9:21:13 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

*eyes shift left and right*
No.
Honest.


18 posted on 05/10/2014 9:37:28 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: george76
Did it jump the tracks and chase him down?

Lie in wait and ambush him?

Why is the headline never "Fool walking on tracks gets killed?"

19 posted on 05/10/2014 9:39:42 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: george76

This is the same station where grandstanding Senator “Dirty” Dick Blumenthal almost got nailed by an Amtrak train, a few weeks ago.


20 posted on 05/10/2014 10:02:46 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: george76

RIP.


21 posted on 05/10/2014 10:59:20 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Mastador1

Was the person even close to the tracks or did the train entice him to edge closer and then strike him? Was the train visible to everyone or was it a stealth train silently attacking the unaware?

Is it cold to write a headline say, “ Idiot gets last wish as he walked on the train tracks”?


22 posted on 05/10/2014 11:20:03 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Darksheare

Those trains always attack innocent people unexpectedly

:)


23 posted on 05/10/2014 11:31:44 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

They are effective ambush predators!


24 posted on 05/10/2014 12:21:10 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: B4Ranch
Is it cold to write a headline say, “ Idiot gets last wish as he walked on the train tracks”?

It's the first thing they would think of if the deceased was a Conservative.

25 posted on 05/10/2014 3:25:23 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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