Train hits car, killing three in Tennessee

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by dark_shadows, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

    Messages:
    6,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    news link
    MOSCOW, Tenn. Three people are dead after a train hit a car in western Tennessee Friday.

    authorities say everyone in the car was female. Three of them were teenagers -- 13, 16 and 19 years old.
     
  2. Loading...


  3. montana_16

    montana_16 Active Member

    Messages:
    2,681
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I hate train crossings that don't have a gate or bells. A stop sign is just not good enough in my opinion.
     
  4. lisag

    lisag Former Member

    Messages:
    4,218
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I agree. THere is no excuse not to have the crossing arms and ligths at EVERY train crossing!!
     
  5. LinetteH

    LinetteH Loving life in Colorado

    Messages:
    1,008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Very tragic! We lived in Italy and none of their train crossings where we lived were even marked with a stop sign! I used to make my husband stop at every single one and roll down the windows and listen! Unmarked train crossings are so extremely dangerous!
     
  6. shopper

    shopper New Member

    Messages:
    2,471
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I agree that there SHOULD be signals and the cross gates. But it is the driver of the CAR's responsiblity to: stop, look, listen. Those train tracks weren't put up overnight, so if you travel a route where you know there is a railroad crossing, it is up to you to make sure you stay out of the on-coming trains way. It won't jump off the tracks to chase you down, so you are putting yourself in their way. In this day and age where self-accountability is an atiquated notion, it's easy to forget that.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice