Teen Killed by Train While Talking on...

Teen Killed by Train While Talking on Cell Phone

There are 137 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Apr 23, 2008, titled Teen Killed by Train While Talking on Cell Phone. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A 17-year-old girl was stuck and killed by an Amtrak train as she walked across the tracks while on her cell phone Monday.

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dean

Columbia, SC

#22 Apr 24, 2008
Hope she was ugly, cause she sure was a dummy.

Darwin Award!!!
Swansea

Duluth, GA

#23 Apr 24, 2008
What a way to go!
Dawn

Swansea, SC

#24 Apr 24, 2008
dean wrote:
Hope she was ugly, cause she sure was a dummy.
Darwin Award!!!
dude, that's uncalled for. She's dead, show some respect. What she did was careless and irresponsible, yes. But name calling isn't right either. Just my humble opinion.
Bobby Gunter

Swansea, SC

#25 Apr 24, 2008
This says Stuck and killed, shouldnt it be struck and killed

“"It's all about ME..."”

Since: Apr 08

Youngstown, Ohio

#26 Apr 24, 2008
God bless the family of this young lady...but how could you not see a TRAIN coming at you?? Something doesn't sound right, but I am still praying for ther family in their time of need.

“"It's all about ME..."”

Since: Apr 08

Youngstown, Ohio

#27 Apr 24, 2008
dean wrote:
Hope she was ugly, cause she sure was a dummy.
Darwin Award!!!
WOW dude...have some respect, I bet you're dumb and ugly.
Gee Whiz

AOL

#28 Apr 24, 2008
Joker wrote:
L-A-W-S-U-I-T...WHOA time to get paid!!!!
Who are they gonna sue? The cell phone company who got her addicted to talking on the phone by offering free minutes?

“mountaindew”

Since: Apr 08

mountains

#29 Apr 24, 2008
Evidently, she probably had the volumn in the phone on very loud, and if it was not a a major crossing, well then the train engineer possibly was not sounding the whistle like at a RR crossing. This makes me sad. :(

“mountaindew”

Since: Apr 08

mountains

#30 Apr 24, 2008
To the "poster" named Dean, you're a real loser. Playing too many video games lately, so guess you've lost touch with reality and humanity. Hey Dean, know what your name spelled backwards is???? Its
DUMB-A$$
tomedjan

White House, TN

#31 Apr 24, 2008
yea phones are the problem . riiiiiiight . how bout bannin the people usin them .
What

Cayce, SC

#32 Apr 24, 2008
Joker wrote:
L-A-W-S-U-I-T...WHOA time to get paid!!!!
Sorry, you can't sue stupid.
Wanda

Columbia, SC

#34 Apr 24, 2008
Joker wrote:
L-A-W-S-U-I-T...WHOA time to get paid!!!!
WHY? SHE WALKED INTO THE TRAIN THE TRAIN DIDNN'T RAN INTO HER.
Meow

Columbia, SC

#35 Apr 24, 2008
Can you hear me now!? Baaaaaaaaaaad!
Meow

Columbia, SC

#36 Apr 24, 2008
R D Neck wrote:
She must have mistaken the train tracks for deer tracks.
Maybe she was going to set up a fish camp there because she heard that the Great Northerns were running!
Mule

United States

#37 Apr 24, 2008
Anybody thought why she wasn't in school? This was on a Monday at 11AM right? I agree with thos who stated that there is something more. Thank you media for pulling the blinders over our eyes. If you tell us something say it all!
Duh HUH

United States

#38 Apr 24, 2008
Wait, why isn't she in school? 11AM on a monday! I agree with the ones who say there is something else here. Thats our media coverage in this country,"we will thell you what WE think you need to hear." If your gonna say something tell us the whole story! Don't just pull the curtain in our faces!
duh

Columbia, SC

#39 Apr 24, 2008
One less IDIOT! Thank God she wasn't driving and killed someone INNOCENT.

Since: Jun 07

United States

#40 Apr 24, 2008
dean wrote:
Hope she was ugly, cause she sure was a dummy.
Darwin Award!!!
The village has called; they would like their IDIOT back......Karma is a mother.

Since: Jun 07

United States

#41 Apr 24, 2008
ClownMan wrote:
"Sorry I cannot hear on the phone for this train whistle."
She was not at a marked crossing, which means that the conductor was not on the whistle. Besides, if this is an area where the speed limit is not slow, the closing speed of an Amtrak is easily underestimated. Those trains can fly down the rails.

Prayers for the girl's family.

“We Go Play Hoop”

Since: Jul 07

Falls Church, VA

#42 Apr 24, 2008
IRATE wrote:
<quoted text> I couldn't agree with you more....How can u not hear a train coming?? Especially if she was not in a car!!
Isn't it obvious how she didn't hear the train coming? She was deaf...

(Don't worry - Some of you might not get that yet, so don't bash me if you don't get it - just keep thinking).

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