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2007-03-12 12:40:32 AM  
submitter: It takes a special kind of talent stupid to get hit by two trains at once

Fixed.
 
2007-03-12 12:40:58 AM  
Sounds like suicide
 
2007-03-12 12:41:13 AM  
Holy crap.
 
2007-03-12 12:41:28 AM  
Is it wrong to ask for a picture of the car after this?
 
2007-03-12 12:42:32 AM  
FTA

Channel 4 reporter Scott Johnson said a part of a red car could be seen underneath one of the railroad cars, but other pieces were apparently spread up and down the tracks.

Thats gonna leave a mark...
 
2007-03-12 12:42:45 AM  
FarkinFarker: submitter: It takes a special kind of talent stupid to get hit by two trains at once

Get the hell out of my head dammit!!

*shakes tiny fist in air*
 
2007-03-12 12:43:09 AM  
At Least 2 Die...

...part of a red car could be seen underneath one of the railroad cars, but other pieces were apparently spread up and down the tracks.


Must be a real mess.
 
2007-03-12 12:44:03 AM  
And Darwin punches out for the day.
 
2007-03-12 12:44:41 AM  
It's OK though because the governor-lady said "I'm sending in more trains!"
 
2007-03-12 12:45:54 AM  
Police said the driver apparently pulled onto the tracks.

Really. I had assumed that both of the trains had derailed and followed the car through the streets. Glad the police cleared that up for me.
 
2007-03-12 12:48:09 AM  
Jeebus.
Were the driver's last words "Hey, hold my beer and watch this!"?

/Darwin chuckles
 
2007-03-12 12:48:47 AM  
Pribar:
Thats gonna leave a mark...

...but enough about the driver's drawers.
 
2007-03-12 12:50:28 AM  
Sgt. O'Really was seen leaving the scene.
 
2007-03-12 12:50:38 AM  
Police said the driver apparently pulled onto the tracks.

Officer Romero?
 
2007-03-12 12:52:37 AM  
...part of a red car could be seen underneath one of the railroad cars, but other pieces were apparently spread up and down the tracks.
..

no,the red was people parts....
 
2007-03-12 12:54:17 AM  
Man. I got no sympathy for the driver, but i can just imagine some poor high school kid gettin' a ride from a friend screaming, "Holy Fark, you dumbshiat!" to his/her grave.
 
2007-03-12 12:57:47 AM  

Really. I had assumed that both of the trains had derailed and followed the car through the streets. Glad the police cleared that up for me.


You laugh, but if you listen to NIMBYs who don't want train service in their town, they'll have you believe the trains leave the tracks at will and run down children and puppy dogs in their front yards.
 
2007-03-12 12:57:58 AM  
javalab.cs.uni-bonn.de
 
2007-03-12 01:04:30 AM  
Famous last words: Trust me, I've done this before. We've got lots of time.
 
2007-03-12 01:04:57 AM  
Darwin and Murphy meet...
 
2007-03-12 01:20:21 AM  
It takes a special kind of talent stupid skill to get hit by two trains at once

jsgonline.phenominet.com

Yeah, that takes skill.
 
2007-03-12 01:20:28 AM  
FTA: Fire-Rescue crews believe at least two people were killed when a car was hit by two trains Sunday night in Northwest Jacksonville.

You know it's bad when they can't tell exactly how many people were in the car. Bits must be scattered everywhere. Ewww...

Reminds me a bit of something I saw while driving home from work one evening. Some guy driving an SUV going 65 mph+ had hit a stopped school bus without even braking. I heard on the news that it was an SUV, anyway. It was completely unrecognizable when I saw it. There were at least six tarps in various places on the road, covering body parts and such.

Fortunately, there were no kids on the bus at the time and the driver was only slightly banged up. The bus looked pretty good too, considering. Those things are built tough.
 
2007-03-12 01:21:22 AM  
Crazy, but thats how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe its not to late
To learn how to love
And forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing
Lifes a bitter shame
Im going off the rails on a crazy train

Ive listened to preachers
Ive listened to fools
Ive watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you have the role

Mental wounds still screaming
Driving me insane
Im going off the rails on a crazy train

I know that things are going wrong for me
You gotta listen to my words
Yeh-h

Heirs of a cold war
Thats what weve become
Inheriting troubles Im mentally numb
Crazy, I just cannot bear
Im living with something that just isnt fair

Mental wounds not healing
Who and whats to blame
Im going off the rails on a crazy train
 
2007-03-12 01:25:58 AM  
Just goes to show, a train on the tracks is worth two crushing and ripping you to pieces.
 
2007-03-12 01:28:04 AM  
go subby
 
2007-03-12 01:35:01 AM  
Nuggetman

Best neighbor we ever had was a train.

After the first few days, we never heard it. No one built right behind us. And we could toss the poodle bombs over the wall, where they'd pose no threat to the delicate ecosystem of the railroad.
 
2007-03-12 01:38:03 AM  
Folk songs of the inebriated:

"I can beat the train, I can beat the train"
 
2007-03-12 01:55:36 AM  
BillaBong

I LOLed
 
2007-03-12 01:55:40 AM  
ghostgoat: Sounds like suicide

Quoted for truth.
 
2007-03-12 02:07:18 AM  
Two trains leave from point a and b, 50 miles from each other. The first at 30 mph the other at 40. How much talent stupid is required to get hit by both?
 
2007-03-12 02:13:00 AM  
Deevo: It's OK though because the governor-lady said "I'm sending in more trains!"

I appreciated it even if nobody else did...

/Nibbler FTW!
 
2007-03-12 02:50:03 AM  
I think they're gonna be a little late.

/F=ma...2 trains is a big, big F.
 
2007-03-12 04:38:14 AM  
nuggetman: You laugh, but if you listen to NIMBYs who don't want train service in their town, they'll have you believe the trains leave the tracks at will and run down children and puppy dogs in their front yards.

And then there are the stupid yuppies who move next to existing tracks, complain about the noise, and then get horn bans put in place. Yoo-hoo! Trains are fitted with horns for a farking reason!

Get used to it! I've lived about 100 yards from the tracks for about 35 years now, and the trains don't bother me in the least.
 
2007-03-12 06:32:21 AM  
BillaBong
Really. I had assumed that both of the trains had derailed and followed the car through the streets. Glad the police cleared that up for me.

Timelike
Just goes to show, a train on the tracks is worth two crushing and ripping you to pieces.

You both made me laugh out loud, well played sirs.

Seriously though, "AT LEAST 2 people". Ewww. I'm glad I'm not the person who has to get an exact figure.
 
2007-03-12 08:23:26 AM  
bookelly: /F=ma...2 trains is a big, big F.

You mean P=mv 2 trains is a big, big P
 
2007-03-12 08:53:16 AM  
"Two trains at the same time, man."
 
2007-03-12 09:03:01 AM  
Misch

Not really. If the momentum were all that mattered, it could just be transferred to the car, which would fly off at a high speed, and that would be that. "At least two killed" requires a lot of energy.

Assume that the trains have enough friction vis-à-vis the car that it's close to an inelastic collision, i.e. the train carries the car along (but not for long). Now the momentum is the same, but the mass is slightly higher; the new velocity is equal to the momentum over the new mass. The new energy is half the new mass times the new velocity squared. If you're paying attention, you'll notice that this is half of the momentum squared over the new mass, as opposed to half the momentum squared over the old mass. So there's an energy loss of roughly (assuming the train is "much larger" than the car) half the mass of the car, times the velocity of the train squared. Guess where that energy goes?
 
2007-03-12 09:16:58 AM  
I have seen a man that had been hit by ONE train, that was plenty enough to kill him. Hard to watch a man die.
 
2007-03-12 09:35:35 AM  
CraicBaby [TotalFark]

And Darwin punches out for the day.

FTW!!

Because Darwin knows his work there is done.
 
2007-03-12 10:00:08 AM  
ban_sidhe

You know it's bad when they can't tell exactly how many people were in the car. Bits must be scattered everywhere. Ewww...

Easy, count the arms, legs, and heads, and then divide by 5.

/obscure?
 
2007-03-12 10:09:52 AM  
My favorite part of the article was: no one on the train was hurt

/darwin slaps his forhead.
 
2007-03-12 10:20:14 AM  
Getting hit by a train is like chokeing on ice. It's just plain retarded. I say they deserved it.
 
2007-03-12 11:26:58 AM  
FTFA:

Channel 4 reporter Scott Johnson said a part of a red car could be seen underneath one of the railroad cars, but other pieces were spread 1,000 yards up and down the tracks.

Wow, what a mess. I feel sorry for the guy bagging and tagging that one.

Reminds me of when my sister found her first body. She's a cop here in Houston and got a call on a body in a field. Guy used a 12 gauge on himself. He'd been out in the summer TX sun for a month when she got called out there. Times like that I don't envy her getting off on her speeding tickets.
 
2007-03-12 01:18:12 PM  
Misch: Kinetic Energy = 1/2 MV^2

Deevo: I also LOL'ed. +1 for you

Darwin: +1 for you too.
 
2007-03-12 02:04:32 PM  
Yeah, but they leap out of the car in unison, and spring to their feet and yell TA DA?

/they should have
//if they hadn't been darwined.
 
2007-03-12 02:59:34 PM  
Mmmm...Darwin McNuggets.
 
2007-03-12 03:25:44 PM  
Khazar_Khum
Best neighbor we ever had was a train.

My entire life I've lived within 3 blocks of freight and or metro lines. Keeps my rent low and you don't even notice them after a while. I currently live right next to a train line. I'll save up my old appliances and throw them on a passing train, hoping some hobo could find a better use for my trash.

/Pay homage to the hobo gods, for they are the kings of men.
 
2007-03-12 03:44:22 PM  
AuntNotAnt

Assume that the trains have enough friction vis-à-vis the car that it's close to an inelastic collision... The new energy is half the new mass times the new velocity squared. If you're paying attention, you'll notice that this is half of the momentum squared over the new mass, as opposed to half the momentum squared over the old mass.

Fark.com - where the nerds come out to play.

/I do the same for movie action sequences
 
2007-03-12 04:41:52 PM  

So there's an energy loss of roughly (assuming the train is "much larger" than the car) half the mass of the car, times the velocity of the train squared. Guess where that energy goes?


Into the other train :)


Anybody know the viscosity of a Chevy Cavalier?
 
2007-03-12 09:08:44 PM  
FarkinFarker

My sentiments exactly.
 
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