Police: Boy, 16, Hit By Train As He W...

Police: Boy, 16, Hit By Train As He Walked Along Tracks

There are 20 comments on the NBC 6 South Florida story from Apr 16, 2008, titled Police: Boy, 16, Hit By Train As He Walked Along Tracks. In it, NBC 6 South Florida reports that:

Police said a 16-year-old boy was struck by an Amtrak train and killed as he and his father walked along some tracks in Fort Lauderdale.

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Same Old Shiite

Bristol, FL

#1 Apr 16, 2008
Aren't parents supposed to have more common sense than kids?
Democtates a sad bunch

Miami, FL

#2 Apr 16, 2008
Stupid waist of life
Bee Vee

Boca Raton, FL

#3 Apr 16, 2008
That is a tragic story.. but I hope the father learns the lesson.. this is one he will never forget.. my thoughts go out to the family at this time..
Democtates a sad bunch

Miami, FL

#4 Apr 17, 2008
This is a really sad story and I wish it had not happened.
kjlkjkjiuijuyg

Huntington, WV

#5 Apr 17, 2008
I think that the father pushed him into the path of the train. I mean just look at the father on the tracks.
rambo5254

Lake Worth, FL

#6 Apr 17, 2008
On the news this morning the parents were saying, "couldn't they (meaning the train conductor I guess) SEE a person? There was no horn or anything"...well, couldn't they (the father & son) HEAR the train??? I live by Federal Highway & I hear the train at Dixie go by every morning!

I'm sure this was just a very trgic accident...unlike the "sick" thoughts of "kjlkjkjiuijuyg"...b ut I just don't understand how you don't HEAR a train coming or "FEEL" the ground shaking under your feet when the trains right behind you!
Bee Vee

Boca Raton, FL

#7 Apr 17, 2008
rambo5254 wrote:
On the news this morning the parents were saying, "couldn't they (meaning the train conductor I guess) SEE a person? There was no horn or anything"...well, couldn't they (the father & son) HEAR the train??? I live by Federal Highway & I hear the train at Dixie go by every morning!
I'm sure this was just a very trgic accident...unlike the "sick" thoughts of "kjlkjkjiuijuyg"...b ut I just don't understand how you don't HEAR a train coming or "FEEL" the ground shaking under your feet when the trains right behind you!
I agree.. because even, say for example you are a deaf person, they feel vibrations of sound, so really there are no excuses whatsoever.. Something was going on over there that they were distracted from the train.. because if it doesn't whistle, you can still fell and hear it coming from miles away..
Jacqueline

Dayton, OH

#8 Apr 18, 2008
I'm very sorry for your loss. Faith will get you through this you gotta be strong now ok. Be strong for Connor!!! Im going to say a prayer for your family. May God Bless you in this time of sorrow!!!
Deborah Richardson

Germantown, TN

#9 Apr 21, 2008
Even Though I dont Know You But I Feel Very Bad For You And I Am Srry y Am I Talking To Myself?
Ashli Rodriguez

Labelle, FL

#10 Nov 21, 2008
listen i am a 17 year old female and Connor Roy Davis was my ex. he was a good kid and i kn ow that u say it is the responsibility of the parent but you can not blame john. i mean i spent time with his family and it was dramatic. i mean in the same week they had to come up with a way to pay for the funeral, his brother was in jail and could not see his brothers funeral or say good bye that same week they also got evicted there water was turned off and the lights cut off. we were struggling and also my sister has had a son by his brother and his middle name is Connor. you do not know how much u love someone until the day comes to when you can not say it to their face. you probably heard a whole lot of stories but i will tell you what i have heard.

it was in the morning on April 16th 2008,. He and his father had just come back from the blood bank. They were walking home and decided to save the extra five dollars for the bus. It was on Broward Blvd. and they lived on sunrise. They were walking and Connor decided to use the bathroom, while he was taking a piss his father kept walking forward and every couple of minutes would turn around and tell his son to hurry. They kept walking and at this time Connor was not on the railroad tracks. John was getting tot he point to where he was going to stop and wait for his son. He turned around and he saw Connor just get on the tracks. he walked two feet forward and as he turned around for the last time he saw Connor get struck by the train. the train was about not even two feet away. He ran up to him which took about five minutes to see him and where he had landed. they did not here any horn at all. Connor was hit over five feet and as he landed he landed in the bushes, when his father finally saw him he knew in a an instant that his only son was dead laying lifeless on the floor. his pants ripped his face all bloody and his boy was taken from him.

This story changed my life. Now that you know the truth. i hope you pass on the sad and true story. and hope that John wins this case!!!!

WE LOVE AND MISS YOU DOLLY!
Ashli Rodriguez

Hollywood, FL

#11 Apr 4, 2010
Today is Easter and i visited Connors father yesturday. you can never forget something this drastic. losing the life of your younger son of the two. yes this happens to many people loosing a loved one that is ut i mean to go year after year remembering that day in you head and also to know that your son will not be there to celebrate his birthday but to still bake that cake in honor of him. He would be turning 19 this year. i am 19 now and two years has amost past and it will forever be in my memory. i hate how you tell someone what happens and they just imediately blame the parent or say that something was not rite. but then there are some that say sorry! we all miss him . deeply and to struggle through life each day and still hear those hateful and cruel comments. that is rediculous. you would not want to hear them about your child what makes john and carol any different. NOTRHING!!!
Kevin Schlueter

Rochester, NY

#13 Jan 29, 2011
Hey Dear family's of Connor Roy Davis..

if I knew Connor mother' Carol. This is Kevin S. I knew Connor when he was a little boy, I know his brother too. This story must be very hard to understand with his father John, and issue with train story. That is soo impossible how they knew if the train was coming or not??? If they did had a camera around the AmTrack area to prove it of what happen to Connor. O man poor Connor. I missed ya all these yrs since you been growing up last time I seen you were little kid, we always hang out.. WTF MAN?????
Hugs luv ur best buddy....
Kevin Schlueter

Rochester, NY

#14 Jan 30, 2011
Hi there.. is there any way I can contact Connor's Mother Carol, and her sister?
Ashli Rodriguez wrote:
listen i am a 17 year old female and Connor Roy Davis was my ex. he was a good kid and i kn ow that u say it is the responsibility of the parent but you can not blame john. i mean i spent time with his family and it was dramatic. i mean in the same week they had to come up with a way to pay for the funeral, his brother was in jail and could not see his brothers funeral or say good bye that same week they also got evicted there water was turned off and the lights cut off. we were struggling and also my sister has had a son by his brother and his middle name is Connor. you do not know how much u love someone until the day comes to when you can not say it to their face. you probably heard a whole lot of stories but i will tell you what i have heard.
it was in the morning on April 16th 2008,. He and his father had just come back from the blood bank. They were walking home and decided to save the extra five dollars for the bus. It was on Broward Blvd. and they lived on sunrise. They were walking and Connor decided to use the bathroom, while he was taking a piss his father kept walking forward and every couple of minutes would turn around and tell his son to hurry. They kept walking and at this time Connor was not on the railroad tracks. John was getting tot he point to where he was going to stop and wait for his son. He turned around and he saw Connor just get on the tracks. he walked two feet forward and as he turned around for the last time he saw Connor get struck by the train. the train was about not even two feet away. He ran up to him which took about five minutes to see him and where he had landed. they did not here any horn at all. Connor was hit over five feet and as he landed he landed in the bushes, when his father finally saw him he knew in a an instant that his only son was dead laying lifeless on the floor. his pants ripped his face all bloody and his boy was taken from him.
This story changed my life. Now that you know the truth. i hope you pass on the sad and true story. and hope that John wins this case!!!!
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU DOLLY!
Kevin Schlueter

Rochester, NY

#15 Jan 30, 2011
Happy Birthday, Connor!! Hugs ur bestfriend Kevin S.
Ashli Rodriguez wrote:
Today is Easter and i visited Connors father yesturday. you can never forget something this drastic. losing the life of your younger son of the two. yes this happens to many people loosing a loved one that is ut i mean to go year after year remembering that day in you head and also to know that your son will not be there to celebrate his birthday but to still bake that cake in honor of him. He would be turning 19 this year. i am 19 now and two years has amost past and it will forever be in my memory. i hate how you tell someone what happens and they just imediately blame the parent or say that something was not rite. but then there are some that say sorry! we all miss him . deeply and to struggle through life each day and still hear those hateful and cruel comments. that is rediculous. you would not want to hear them about your child what makes john and carol any different. NOTRHING!!!
Ashli Rodriguez

Hollywood, FL

#16 Apr 16, 2011
It has been 3 years and it still feels like yesterday u are always on my mind Connor I pray that your family is ok and I miss u ur brother and your family so much. You will alWays have an imPact on my life and will never be forgotten in my mind. I do nOt know if u can hear me when I talk to you or even as I am writing this right now u are watch ing me maybe u are in heaven. Just know that I will never forget u n there will always be a hole in my heart that was made for u !! I love u n miss u :(:) Ashli
Ashli Rodriguez

Hollywood, FL

#17 Aug 20, 2011
Happy 20th birthday Connor I love n miss u !!
Happy birthday to u happy birthday to u
Happy birthday dear Connor
happy birthday to u
I can not believe it has been three years .....
U will never be forgotten!!
August 19 1991- April 16 2008 <3 RIP..!
friday1409

Jackson, MI

#18 Apr 16, 2012
RIP Bro miss you much there isnt a day that doesnt go by that your not with us but never forgotton. Until we meet again rip your missed so much.
Ashli Rodriguez

Hollywood, FL

#19 Apr 19, 2012
It has been 4 years and for the past 3 days I havE been just missing yOu dearly. U ur brother Shane your mOther carol and your father John will be in my heart always . I went Monday and layed down a rose in your memory. They whole time I cried and thought Of all the times I spent with u and all the times I spent with your family after u. I miss u so much no one in my family will ever understand what is going on in my head . Rip dolly I will never forget u Connor Roy Davis wait for me:(. :)
elena lubinaky

Hollywood, FL

#20 Jan 16, 2013
hey there connor its been 5 years since youve been gone i hope everything is good with you now u are in a safe place and i miss u and love u i will c you one day just not nnow i cant believe your gone and its been this long but i ma here k love you and know your always in my prayers
Ashli

Hollywood, FL

#21 Apr 15, 2013
I love u I miss u still in my prayers ...... I hope ur family is well u r never forgotten &#128546;&#127801;

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