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(News 13 Orlando)   Dad out with family ignores train warning signals, drives around railroad crossing arm bar, gets hit by Amtrak train going 79 mph. Fortunately, infant son's ejection seat worked like a champ   (mynews13.com ) divider line
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2014-01-28 09:29:55 AM  
Seems like this was one solitary, single instance where the child not being in the back of the car safely strapped into a car seat saved it's life.
 
2014-01-28 09:38:18 AM  
And my high school buddy died in a wreck like this, but I think that was a Conrail.
 
2014-01-28 09:51:07 AM  
Amtrak has trains that go almost 80?
 
2014-01-28 10:14:34 AM  

markie_farkie: Amtrak has trains that go almost 80?


Except in the Northeast Corridor, that's pretty much the passenger train speed limit in the US.
 
2014-01-28 10:22:32 AM  

BizarreMan: Seems like this was one solitary, single instance where the child not being in the back of the car safely strapped into a car seat saved it's life.


Maybe, maybe not. I think the car seat is what the dad in  this video is grabbing.

So maybe two times...
 
2014-01-28 10:32:53 AM  
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2014-01-28 10:38:44 AM  
i.imgur.com

Why don't they look?
 
2014-01-28 10:40:18 AM  

BizarreMan: Seems like this was one solitary, single instance where the child not being in the back of the car safely strapped into a car seat saved it's life.


There's probably several others.  There are also several examples of the "died because he was trapped by his seatbelt" situation.  But, as I told my dad (who was a lifelong seatbelt refusnik), statistics are statistics, and if you can't accept statistics you're several steps down the road toward being a creationist.

(Also, statistically, when the crossing arm is down there's probably a train coming).
 
2014-01-28 10:40:48 AM  

BizarreMan: Seems like this was one solitary, single instance where the child not being in the back of the car safely strapped into a car seat saved it's life.


"Citation needed"
 
2014-01-28 10:41:07 AM  
NOT GETTING HIT BY A TRAIN IS LITERALLY THE EASIEST THING TO DO IN A CAR
 
2014-01-28 10:41:38 AM  
I think infant ejector seats may be the wave of the future.
 
2014-01-28 10:41:47 AM  
That happened around here at a country crossing, no gates. Dude went through with all his kids in the van, killed two young girls, severely injured the boy and the baby girl survived relatively unharmed. Sad story.
 
2014-01-28 10:41:57 AM  

Old_Chief_Scott: markie_farkie: Amtrak has trains that go almost 80?

Except in the Northeast Corridor, that's pretty much the passenger train speed limit in the US.


That is also the train limit for *insert your mom joke here*.
 
2014-01-28 10:42:00 AM  
This should be a felony with severe penalties, because people obviously don't care about their own safety enough. The risk to passengers on the train should warrant jail time.
 
2014-01-28 10:42:02 AM  

BizarreMan: Seems like this was one solitary, single instance where the child not being in the back of the car safely strapped into a car seat saved it's life.


Thank God his farther was such a stupid fark.
 
2014-01-28 10:42:38 AM  
I hear trains are on rails.  How hard can it be to avoid getting hit by something that's on rails?
 
2014-01-28 10:42:47 AM  
Hahaha! I came in here to say the same thing, Inigo! Why don't they look?
 
2014-01-28 10:42:52 AM  
I hope the footage from the nose of the locomotive comes out, I love those
 
2014-01-28 10:44:57 AM  
Uh, father
 
2014-01-28 10:45:34 AM  

BizarreMan: Seems like this was one solitary, single instance where the child not being in the back of the car safely strapped into a car seat saved it's life.


Well this obviously means that all laws requiring children to be fastened into a safety seat be removed.
Freedom is always the answer. Always.
 
2014-01-28 10:45:58 AM  
Great. Now I'm gonna have the 'dumb ways to die' song in my head all day.
 
2014-01-28 10:46:42 AM  

Nightjars: I hear trains are on rails.  How hard can it be to avoid getting hit by something that's on rails?


"This item demonstrates how stupid the average American is. Every ninety minutes someone in this country is hit by a train. A train, okay? Trains are on tracks; they can't come and get you. They can't surprise you when you step off a curb. You have to go to them. Got that?"

--George Carlin
 
2014-01-28 10:46:55 AM  

TOSViolation: This should be a felony with severe penalties, because people obviously don't care about their own safety enough. The risk to passengers on the train should warrant jail time.


THIS.

How the hell is this not a felony? He put a 170 people's lives at risk, not to mention the monetary cost.

This guy should be prison.
 
2014-01-28 10:47:08 AM  
"No one on the train was injured."
 
2014-01-28 10:47:38 AM  
On the good side, we can now send the kid to an orphanage and use it to test dangerous new drugs on for the pharmaceutical industry, so it is a win-win situation.
 
2014-01-28 10:47:44 AM  
He chose poorly.
 
2014-01-28 10:48:01 AM  
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2014-01-28 10:49:35 AM  
Seriously? The guy gets off with a couple of tickets? Come on, they could at least charge him with reckless endangerment. Who does that with their own child in the car?
 
2014-01-28 10:49:48 AM  

Old_Chief_Scott: BizarreMan: Seems like this was one solitary, single instance where the child not being in the back of the car safely strapped into a car seat saved it's life.

Maybe, maybe not. I think the car seat is what the dad in  this video is grabbing.

So maybe two times...


Were the idiots in that video trying to do a jump start with one car sitting on the rails?  They never heard of putting the car in neutral and pushing it to a safe location?
 
2014-01-28 10:49:53 AM  
Personally I would have waited the 3.25 seconds for the 79 mph passenger train to pass, but I'm weird that way.
 
2014-01-28 10:50:48 AM  
A woman let him breed with her...
 
2014-01-28 10:53:04 AM  
So how'd saving that 90 seconds not sitting behind the gate work out for you?
 
2014-01-28 10:53:17 AM  
I'm trying to imagine the thought process here.

Huh.  There's a bar coming down ahead.  How am I supposed to keep moving?  It looks like there's some sort of weird road behind it.  It's got strange metal bars on it.  What on Earth is that for?  There's an awful racket, all that clanging and such.  Why is it making so much noise?  And what's that strange noise from down the weird road a ways?  It's blaring awfully loudly.  Oh well, you know what?  I don't have time for this.  There has to be way around that bar.  If I can just ... move ... around here ... just squeeze ... yes, lovely -- oh my, that's a big thing bearing down on me!  It appears to be riding on those metal bars.  Why isn't it slowing down?  If it doesn't slow down it coul-- CRUNCH.

Well
THAT was rude.
 
2014-01-28 10:53:42 AM  

justtray: TOSViolation: This should be a felony with severe penalties, because people obviously don't care about their own safety enough. The risk to passengers on the train should warrant jail time.

THIS.

How the hell is this not a felony? He put a 170 people's lives at risk, not to mention the monetary cost.

This guy should be prison.


He should be dead, where's Darwin when you need him? Glad the baby's ok tho
 
2014-01-28 10:53:51 AM  
What a poorly written article! How could you fail to mention the name of the offspring of Herode Lubin and Louisena Necy?
 
2014-01-28 10:54:27 AM  
At least the infant had the presence of mind to pull the ejection handle in time.
 
2014-01-28 10:54:38 AM  
Give the guy some credit, from that picture, he was really close to making it.  Maybe a tenth of a second too slow.
 
2014-01-28 10:55:03 AM  
First thing I thought of...

media.screened.com
 
2014-01-28 10:55:26 AM  

Psychopusher: I'm trying to imagine the thought process here.

Huh.  There's a bar coming down ahead.  How am I supposed to keep moving?  It looks like there's some sort of weird road behind it.  It's got strange metal bars on it.  What on Earth is that for?  There's an awful racket, all that clanging and such.  Why is it making so much noise?  And what's that strange noise from down the weird road a ways?  It's blaring awfully loudly.  Oh well, you know what?  I don't have time for this.  There has to be way around that bar.  If I can just ... move ... around here ... just squeeze ... yes, lovely -- oh my, that's a big thing bearing down on me!  It appears to be riding on those metal bars.  Why isn't it slowing down?  If it doesn't slow down it coul-- CRUNCH.

Well THAT was rude.


Ha, your post made me think of this...

www.thecitrusreport.com


Your world frightens and confuses me! Sometimes the honking horns of your traffic make me want to get out of my BMW.. and run off into the hills, or wherever.. Sometimes when I get a message on my fax machine, I wonder: "Did little demons get inside and type it?" I don't know! My primitive mind can't grasp these concepts.
 
2014-01-28 10:55:40 AM  
N.C. Wyeth unavailable for comment.
 
2014-01-28 10:56:10 AM  
"Don't look at me, he has already bred."

www.macroevolution.net
 
2014-01-28 10:56:23 AM  
Dad out with family ignores train warining signals, drives around railroad crossing arm bar!, gets hit by Amtrak train going 79 mph. Fortunately, infant son's ejection seat worked like a champ

Quick get the fWc in here -- GREDUNZA!
 
2014-01-28 10:58:41 AM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Old_Chief_Scott: BizarreMan: Seems like this was one solitary, single instance where the child not being in the back of the car safely strapped into a car seat saved it's life.

Maybe, maybe not. I think the car seat is what the dad in  this video is grabbing.

So maybe two times...

Were the idiots in that video trying to do a jump start with one car sitting on the rails?  They never heard of putting the car in neutral and pushing it to a safe location?


Hey pal, how the hell should I know? I just post the videos.
 
2014-01-28 11:04:57 AM  
How the hell does does this idiot get his family hit by a train and no one dies? What the hell? Are cars really getting that safe? What happened to "when train and car meet, train wins. Here's graphic video of this guy being spread across a field." ?
 
2014-01-28 11:07:09 AM  

Wellon Dowd: What a poorly written article! How could you fail to mention the name of the offspring of Herode Lubin and Louisena Necy?


Aidan.
 
2014-01-28 11:07:47 AM  
sometimes they sneak up on you from behind tall hedges....its only happened once to me!
 
2014-01-28 11:10:10 AM  
Car didn't look like a DB5
 
2014-01-28 11:11:16 AM  

That Guy Jeff: How the hell does does this idiot get his family hit by a train and no one dies? What the hell? Are cars really getting that safe? What happened to "when train and car meet, train wins. Here's graphic video of this guy being spread across a field." ?


TFA has a picture.  It looks like the train clipped the very back of the car.  He almost made it.
 
2014-01-28 11:11:50 AM  
www.worldwideinterweb.com
 
2014-01-28 11:14:46 AM  

markie_farkie: Amtrak has trains that go almost 80?


It was down hill with a tail wind.
 
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