12-year-old girl struck, killed by tr...

12-year-old girl struck, killed by train in central New Jersey

There are 263 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 19, 2007, titled 12-year-old girl struck, killed by train in central New Jersey. In it, Newsday reports that:

The girl, whose identity has not been released, was on the tracks east of the Avenel station when she was hit by a train going from Hoboken to Bayhead around 3 p.m., NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stessel said.

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pat

Flint, MI

#1 Jun 19, 2007
ashlyn rip
Robert Pines

Sullivan, MO

#2 Jun 19, 2007
...The engineer of the train sounded the horn and applied the emergency brake upon seeing the girl on the tracks, but was unable to stop in time," he said...This written like 3,000 times a year should give the press the hint that railroad safety sucks in this country. There has been equipment available for years for the train to have gotten stopped in time.

What part of the brakes suck and there is no steering on the train does the government allowing these train MURDERS BY NO LAW do the IN CHARGE of railroads clowns not understand?
Stephanie

Madison, WI

#3 Jun 19, 2007
A little girl dies and you think it is important to report about a 15 minute delay?!
Paige

Orange, NJ

#4 Jun 20, 2007
Ashlyn was a girl who just wanted to be a girl, who wanted to have fun with her friends, play sports, and everyhting else a girl would do.She never did anything bad and of all people for this to happen to, it had to be the innocent. I wasnt close friends with ashlyn, but i know her from school and i used to be good friends with her and it hurts to know tomorrow i cant see her and one of my friends died. *RIP ASHLYN*

Since: Apr 07

Lon Gisland

#5 Jun 20, 2007
Robert Pines wrote:
...The engineer of the train sounded the horn and applied the emergency brake upon seeing the girl on the tracks, but was unable to stop in time," he said...This written like 3,000 times a year should give the press the hint that railroad safety sucks in this country. There has been equipment available for years for the train to have gotten stopped in time.
What part of the brakes suck and there is no steering on the train does the government allowing these train MURDERS BY NO LAW do the IN CHARGE of railroads clowns not understand?
What part of simple physics do you not understand?

momentum=mass*velocity

think of how much a train weighs, multiply that by the speed and you have the momentum. You then need an equal amount of force to stop that momentum.
Phil Ossifer

New York, NY

#6 Jun 20, 2007
Robert Pines wrote:
What part of the brakes suck and there is no steering on the train does the government allowing these train MURDERS BY NO LAW do the IN CHARGE of railroads clowns not understand?
No steering on the train? A brilliant observation. Perhaps it's because TRAINS RUN ON RAILROAD TRACKS? I don't know about you, but I've never seen a train that didn't run on railroad tracks, nor have I seen one with a steering wheel. I'll let you know if I do, though.
Doug Puehlhorn

Vista, CA

#7 Jun 20, 2007
Ashlyn,
We love you and you will always be remembered. We are all trying to get to NJ to pay our respect and show our love.
From your relatives on the west coast.
Doug Puehlhorn
Doug Puehlhorn

Vista, CA

#8 Jun 20, 2007
Paige wrote:
Ashlyn was a girl who just wanted to be a girl, who wanted to have fun with her friends, play sports, and everyhting else a girl would do.She never did anything bad and of all people for this to happen to, it had to be the innocent. I wasnt close friends with ashlyn, but i know her from school and i used to be good friends with her and it hurts to know tomorrow i cant see her and one of my friends died.*RIP ASHLYN*
Paige, my name is Doug, I'm Ashlyn's uncle living in CA, thank you for your thoughts. We will miss her very much.
Doug
Grace

East Orange, NJ

#9 Jun 20, 2007
She wasn't playing on the tracks she was passing them get your stories right or we will have a problem.
Grace

East Orange, NJ

#10 Jun 20, 2007
Ashlyn we all miss you and just remeber that i will always love you and never forget you. you are my best friend always and forever! I miss you and if i had the chance to go back in time i would. Love you mama!!!!
Ryan

Brentwood, TN

#11 Jun 20, 2007
pat wrote:
ashlyn rip
RIP ASHLYN
unknown

Burton, MI

#12 Jun 20, 2007
R.I.P Ashlyn.
We will all miss you.
It's a shame what happened to such a great person.
We'll never forget you. </3
allie

Jersey City, NJ

#13 Jun 20, 2007
ashlyn we love you! and we all are trying to deal with this. but the driver are you serious! pure day light and you cant see someone standing on the tracks or atleast a shadow. you need to sound the horn so much more earlier and you need to apply them emergency brakes faster and millions of people wouldnt have been hurt by this! thanks for ruining our summer..

i love you ashlyn<3
Devin

AOL

#15 Jun 21, 2007
RIP Ashlyn....everyones gonna miss you
RAYSA

Leesburg, VA

#16 Jun 21, 2007
I DID NOT KNOW YOU ASHLYN BUT I AM STILL UPSET THAT A YOUNG LIFE WAS TAKEN AWAY IN A FLASH.FORM WHAT I HEARD YOU WERE A GREAT PERSON NOW YOU ARE IN HEAVEN WHERE YOU CAN HAVE PEACE!
Bangkok Bill

Bangkok, Thailand

#17 Jun 21, 2007
Go for it America,ban all trains.
Jim R

Lansdale, PA

#18 Jun 21, 2007
MURDER? Murder my friend is the act of killing another being with intent and brutal force. This was no murder; however, I can agree that this event is an inexplicable tradegy that befalls the nation on too many occasions. Something should be done, yes, but the difference between murder and tradegy is a distinction that must always be upheld. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Faust

Addison, TX

#19 Jun 21, 2007
Robert Pines wrote:
...The engineer of the train sounded the horn and applied the emergency brake upon seeing the girl on the tracks, but was unable to stop in time," he said...This written like 3,000 times a year should give the press the hint that railroad safety sucks in this country. There has been equipment available for years for the train to have gotten stopped in time.
What part of the brakes suck and there is no steering on the train does the government allowing these train MURDERS BY NO LAW do the IN CHARGE of railroads clowns not understand?
How about folks learn how to STAY OFF THE TRACKS!

Not on the tracks = train can't kill you

duh!
Altamash

Landenberg, PA

#20 Jun 21, 2007
Please don't think bad of Ashlyn. She was a great girl with INCRIDIBLE potential. I belive Grace. She wouldn't play with her life like that. It's just not in the right mind of a person gambaling thier life like that. I know Grace and I would belive her. I mean I've know her for a long time and I can tell you that if we made a bet on Ashlyn-That she would be succsessfull in life I'd win. This is a tragedy that has fallen so many people. She had a lot of friends. I mean you should have seen that night on the day she died. So many people came. Even a person I know that was fighting with her broke into tears when she found out about her passing...It just shows that she was a friendly person that knew everyone and everyone knew her. She was known by EVERYONE. I can tell you one thing the day after she died. People who didn't know here personally-Cried. People who hated her-Cried. And people who knew her the best broke like glass. Some people didn't show their feelings but the expressions on their faces and their movments were enough proof to me that they CARED.

REST IN PEACE ASHLYN,
WE'LL NEVER FORGET YOU,
Altamash (AND I HOPE I SPEAK FOR EVERYONE IN THE SCHOOL)

WE ALL LOVE YOU...WE MISS YOU SO MUCH....
Aly

Philadelphia, PA

#21 Jun 21, 2007
I remember Ashlyn from my CCD class and she was really nice and quiet and she didn't seem like the type of person who would risk her life. I miss her alot and i cried when i saw what happened to her. Ashlyn R.I.P. i miss you eventhough i didn't know you that well.

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