sad situation here that happened. Another young life was taken. until some one reads the police report and all the information provided by the train crew no will actually know. They will only assume.
this father is grieving. As many parents do wether or not it was his son's inexperience at driving or the CARRIER'S LACK of responsibility to maintain the right of ways. We do not know. but many who lose some one try to replace them with the almighty dollar for their pain and suffering.
The factors at hand was that a young life was taken and a very large well protected company is responsible so to speak for an error in judgement.
The train crew was doing their job, other factors may have played into this, there are things called speed tapes and some locomotives have an onboard camera due to situations like this. Where the public will no doubtly place blame on the crews. The trains do not have steering wheels nor a gas pedal or brake pedal. they are controlled by a throttle and the brakes are throttle controlled and it takes roughly a mile for a train traveling at roughly 55 mph to stop, steel on steel depeneding on the length, tonnage and grade of travel.
the parents involved have every right to be upset and mourning, but just like everyone else in america it's all about who they can sue to make them suffer for their loss.
go after the carrier, hold them responsible, contact the fra, and the ntsb for reports, but negligence upon the crews, hardly their hands are tied and governed by rules upon rules and the fear factors that are implemented on them by tyrant controlling officials.
my condolences to the family for their loss.
First of all, you should be careful what kind of comments you hurl into cyberspace without thinking. You obviosuly know nothing of the story of you would have never said what you did. The kids, and yes, the were KIDS, didnt hear the train coming, and by the time they did it was too late. THe kid who died was an incredible young man. Do you think 2000 people would show up to your funeral? I think not. How many lives have you touched? I would venture to say that your acid remarks have probably touched many, unfortunatly enough for anyone who chances upon your ignorent words. Do you have a son? A niece? A father, brother? What if they were killed and some idiot said they deserved it?
Think twice, moron. Get your facts together before you project your (worthless) opinion on an unsuspecting public.