4 Teens Killed After SUV Crashes Into Train

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  1. Maral

    Maral New Member

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    http://http://www.click2houston.com/news/13500969/detail.html

    BAYTOWN, Texas -- Four teenagers died and two others were injured when a sport utility vehicle crashed into a train on Thursday, KPRC Local 2 reported.

    Harris County sheriff's deputies said the wreck happened just west of Baytown on East Archer Road near Fleming Drive at about 4:30 a.m.

    Investigators said the driver of a Jeep Cherokee, which was reported stolen, slammed into the side of a train that Union Pacific officials said was not moving.


    These kids were between 12 - 16 years old. The father of one of the victims lashed out at the railroad spokesman, blaming this on the poorly marked railroad crossing. I know it would be horrible to lose your 12 yr. old daughter to an accident like this, but I have to wonder what a 12 yr. old was doing out at 4:30 in the morning in a stolen car driven by a 15 yr. old.
     
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  3. KarlK

    KarlK New Member

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    It's no laughing matter but this man should perhaps be reminded that there are reasons why kids can't drive.
     
  4. Babyslims

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    http://www.baytownsun.com/story.lasso?ewcd=4c1a5b3dd240fed1

    Awww thats soooo sad.. my (old)friends and I did something stupid like that when we were around that age.. .. But I think they should of had crossing gates or lights.. I dont know if speed played into the role but maybe that could of happened to anyone.. But the kids definately should not of been out or in a vehicle.
     
  5. Marthatex

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    That's unbelievable; kids that age stealing a car and being out at that hour. Wonder if any of the parents knew they were out. Most kids who even have a license at age 16, don't need to drive alot at night; or with other kids in the car with them.

    Unfortunately kids don't think anything will happen to them at that age. And they go out and do crazy things once school is out.
     
  6. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    Oh my gosh. What a mess. Where in the world was the supervision for this crew?
     
  7. KarlK

    KarlK New Member

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    I doubt they were allowed to be out all night, if they were anything like me at that age they snuck out the window. We didn't go and steal cars though, it simply felt great to be out "illegally".
     
  8. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    I was wondering the same thing!!

    Children who are supervised do not run wild at all hours of the night.

    That being said Florida has strict laws in place regarding railroad crossings.
    I was shocked to learn that in many places they do not.
    Here they must have the bars and flashing lights at all crossings.
     
  9. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    What a terrible mess. I did some dumb things when I was young and I thank God I am still here.
     
  10. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. I know he is grieving, but to blame the railroad is just stupid. I can already smell the lawsuit. :doh:
     
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    I agree with you here...I am SHOCKED by today's teenagers....if I had done anything like this during my teenage years my dad would have beat the blood out of me...no exaggeration here...what I got back in the day would be considered child abuse by today's standards....and be that as it may, the fear of the belt and/or my dad kept me in line...
     

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