2 men injured jumping from moving Metra train

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Two men who missed their Metra stop in a western suburb Saturday opened the doors of the train they were riding in and jumped, injuring themselves.

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Feb 9, 2008
 
Bar Car. Overserved.
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#2
Feb 9, 2008
 
68 and 56? I can't believe these guys are still alive.
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Feb 9, 2008
 
Good grief, a similar thing happened to my friend some years ago-- the doors of the train wouldn't open at her stop, and panicked, she forced them apart and jumped out. Hit her head upon landing, was luckily found some distance from the platform and was in ICU for three days. She could have died.

So yes, these two men were very, very lucky. No question.
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Feb 9, 2008
 
JLC wrote:
Good grief, a similar thing happened to my friend some years ago-- the doors of the train wouldn't open at her stop, and panicked, she forced them apart and jumped out. Hit her head upon landing, was luckily found some distance from the platform and was in ICU for three days. She could have died.
So yes, these two men were very, very lucky. No question.
Very, very lucky or very, very stupid? Miss your station, guess what, there going to be another stop in a few minutes you can turn around and catch the next train back. That procedure does not jeopardize your life. Jump from a moving train? These guys watched one too many westerns.
Rerun

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Feb 10, 2008
 
Didn't Beavis and Butthead do this to? The adage that you get wiser as you grow older goes out the window with these two.
Jingles

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#6
Feb 10, 2008
 
Wild Bill Hickock never got hurt jumpin from a train.
Why he just rolled down the hill got back up and commenced to shootin
JLC

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Feb 10, 2008
 
In my friend's case, she was from a foreign country, and had no way of contacting the person who was supposed to be picking her up at that particular time/station. Hence the panic, and the bad decision. She lived to tell the tale--but it just goes to show, even smart people can make mistakes sometimes. Including the two fellows in this story.
Rich

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Feb 10, 2008
 
And the Darwin Award goes to.....
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Feb 10, 2008
 
Rock on guys, great minds stick together.
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#10
Feb 11, 2008
 
Those doors should lock like prison cell doors when the train is moving. I will prove it in my Billion dollar class action civil suit I file today.

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