Pedestrian struck, killed by LIRR train

Jan 19, 2008 Read more: Newsday 115
A pedestrian was killed in Bethpage Saturday night when a Speonk-bound Long Island Rail Road train struck him on the tracks, a railroad spokesman said. Read more
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micky62

Bronx, NY

#1 Jan 19, 2008
Suicide by train? What a grizzley way to go. Why would a person with a wide variety of ways to die choose to be hit by a friggin train?
billy the kid

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jan 19, 2008
The train did not strike him, He got in the way of the unsteerable train and got himself hit. A terrible accident, but the crossing gates are down for a reason. Why anyone could be in such a hurry I will never know.
urnotsosmart

Bangkok, Thailand

#6 Jan 19, 2008
If you want to go quick that is the way to go.A bit messy but the deceased shouldn't care.
lirrguy

New Canaan, CT

#7 Jan 19, 2008
The cops do know the individuals identity. He was visiting from out of town and the police are trying to notify his parents. It was a very foolish and unfortunate accident. There have been so many deaths at this crossing the past few years, I think it is time for the LIRR to consider eliminating this crossing
Robert Pines

Sullivan, MO

#8 Jan 20, 2008
4 0.203087 338151C LI NY NASSAU BETHPAGE STEWART AVE 0 0 0 1 1 / GT 48 2 65 YES 4 15,474

Let's see ---4th most dangerous crossing in the state and still Aallowing 48 trains at 65 mph on a four lane road and two track crossing is MURDER by the city, county, state, feds, and railroad. Where do the idiots on these kamakazee trains come from? Better yet where are their unions sleeping not demanding road guards and why aren't their kids duct taped to the front of these speeding train battering rams?
Analyze This

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Jan 20, 2008
"a Speonk-bound Long Island Rail Road train struck him on the tracks"

No. A man stepped into the way of the train.
Another suicidal moron making people late. This happens all too often. There is no way this was an accident. It is very obvious a train is coming at this station. The only way to make it more safe is to have LIRR employees go to every person there and tell them a train is coming.
JUMPER

San Francisco, CA

#10 Jan 20, 2008
micky62 wrote:
Suicide by train? What a grizzley way to go. Why would a person with a wide variety of ways to die choose to be hit by a friggin train?
Yeah, and there is always the chance that you will survive with horrific injuries.
urnotsosmart

Bangkok, Thailand

#11 Jan 20, 2008
Robert Pines wrote:
4 0.203087 338151C LI NY NASSAU BETHPAGE STEWART AVE 0 0 0 1 1 / GT 48 2 65 YES 4 15,474
Let's see ---4th most dangerous crossing in the state and still Aallowing 48 trains at 65 mph on a four lane road and two track crossing is MURDER by the city, county, state, feds, and railroad. Where do the idiots on these kamakazee trains come from? Better yet where are their unions sleeping not demanding road guards and why aren't their kids duct taped to the front of these speeding train battering rams?
Blame everything except the idiot.
becarefulwhatyou write

Sarasota, FL

#12 Jan 20, 2008
I know this young man and there are plenty of people hurting terribly over this. I sure hope the family, who is in route from Colorado, doesn't ever see this forum.
Analyze This

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Jan 20, 2008
becarefulwhatyou write wrote:
I know this young man and there are plenty of people hurting terribly over this. I sure hope the family, who is in route from Colorado, doesn't ever see this forum.
Don't worry, they won't have the time. Their concerns will be focused elsewhere. Since you know him so well, what made him step into the path of the train?
becarefulwhatyou write

Sarasota, FL

#15 Jan 20, 2008
I don't know whey anyone would step in front of a train. My son was one of the freinds he was with and when he called me he was too upset to get any specific details. I could barely make out what he was telling me as he was so emotional. I can't imagine!
Billy the kid

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Jan 20, 2008
Robert Pines wrote:
4 0.203087 338151C LI NY NASSAU BETHPAGE STEWART AVE 0 0 0 1 1 / GT 48 2 65 YES 4 15,474
Let's see ---4th most dangerous crossing in the state and still Aallowing 48 trains at 65 mph on a four lane road and two track crossing is MURDER by the city, county, state, feds, and railroad. Where do the idiots on these kamakazee trains come from? Better yet where are their unions sleeping not demanding road guards and why aren't their kids duct taped to the front of these speeding train battering rams?
Yes let's blame the RR's for these accidents. HELLOOOOOO if the gates are down a train is coming!!!!!!!! VERY SIMPLE!! Can't make it any more easier.
THE FRITO BANDITO

Bellport, NY

#17 Jan 20, 2008
micky62 wrote:
Suicide by train? What a grizzley way to go. Why would a person with a wide variety of ways to die choose to be hit by a friggin train?
No Pain and over in 1 sec.
THE SHADOW

Bellport, NY

#18 Jan 20, 2008
lirrguy wrote:
The cops do know the individuals identity. He was visiting from out of town and the police are trying to notify his parents. It was a very foolish and unfortunate accident. There have been so many deaths at this crossing the past few years, I think it is time for the LIRR to consider eliminating this crossing
Eliminate the crossing?? What build a big brick wall and make both sides a dead end??
guest

Weehawken, NJ

#19 Jan 20, 2008
micky62 wrote:
Suicide by train? What a grizzley way to go. Why would a person with a wide variety of ways to die choose to be hit by a friggin train?
Hey Micky.......re-read the story.....when did the word suicide come up?
guest

Weehawken, NJ

#20 Jan 20, 2008
Analyze This wrote:
"a Speonk-bound Long Island Rail Road train struck him on the tracks"
No. A man stepped into the way of the train.
Another suicidal moron making people late. This happens all too often. There is no way this was an accident. It is very obvious a train is coming at this station. The only way to make it more safe is to have LIRR employees go to every person there and tell them a train is coming.
I love you know-it alls........no one ever said it was suicide....put a sock in it
Upset Nobody

Brooklyn, NY

#23 Jan 20, 2008
I had just finished dropping off a co-worker at the station. I was waiting for the trains to pass. The gates were down, the lights were flashing and through my closed windows I could hear the speakers saying "Second Train Coming". There was a bunch of people milling around on the opposite side of the tracks from where I was waiting for the light. Suddenly, I noticed the shadow of a person hesitating to cross... like a runner waiting for the gun to fire. He reminded me of a child who knew he was doing a bad thing, that he would get in trouble for, hesitant and trying to decide. From my vantage point... all I saw was the kid start running, seemingly realize that there was actually a train coming, trying to stop... leaning backward... and then nothing. This was all in shadow... and all happened within 2 seconds. I wasn't even sure that the kid was truly hit (it looked like he stopped in time from where I was - and now it seems that the boy I saw standing there may have been his friend) and so off I went. I'm horrified this morning, and will be praying for that boy and his poor parents.
Analyze This

Brooklyn, NY

#24 Jan 20, 2008
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
I love you know-it alls........no one ever said it was suicide....put a sock in it
Okay then, it was murder. Someone threw him in front of the train when they learned of it's approach. Any normal person would know a train is coming. No suprises at this station at all with all the bells, whistles, flashing lights and guardrails. Until you know otherwise, you put a sock in it jerk-off.
Hari Kari

Holtsville, NY

#25 Jan 20, 2008
Get off the tracks you suicidal nutcases! Some people work on the weekends too youselfishbastards! Rest in pieces.
guest

Weehawken, NJ

#27 Jan 20, 2008
Analyze This wrote:
<quoted text>Okay then, it was murder. Someone threw him in front of the train when they learned of it's approach. Any normal person would know a train is coming. No suprises at this station at all with all the bells, whistles, flashing lights and guardrails. Until you know otherwise, you put a sock in it jerk-off.
maybe, just maybe this kid was drunk........like your mama

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