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Old 01-31-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
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This was a very sad story about a grotesque lack of judgement. Smh...
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Yup, not really much to say. Completely avoidable tragedy.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
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Ya, thanks anyway. I just wanted to put it out there.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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Just terribly sad.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Placerville
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I've never understood why people don't understand that train vs car, the train will win every time.

But then we have bicyclists who cut in front of cars under the same circumstances. bike vs car, car wins every time.

Some people just aren't that bright.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:41 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Some people just aren't that bright.
Rather Darwinian, don't you think?
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:43 AM
 
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It sounds like there were 3 trains, and drive may have felt that "the" train(s) causing the gates to come down had passed and there was something wrong with the gate, since it hadn't gone back up. Still a bad lack of judgment, given the possible consequences. But I've also seen people in so much of a rush that they pass other cars in very dangerous conditions, and people die as a result.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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Physics is a ***** sometimes.


What was even more wonderful is watching the family members of the man driving the SUV saying that the driver could not be at fault. Even though he went around the gates.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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Because a.) the family doesn't want to believe that he could be that irresponsible, and b.) because they are hoping to sue and get $$ out of this. Of course they are saying that.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: California
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I've never understood why people don't understand that train vs car, the train will win every time.

But then we have bicyclists who cut in front of cars under the same circumstances. bike vs car, car wins every time.

Some people just aren't that bright.
but then we also have individuals try to cut across a highway on foot on a weekend night....it is always sad though regardless. I've lost a very sweet young male relative from just being so careless on his evening jog (don't text while walking and take the friggin ear buds out!)
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