Caltrain hits, kills 15-year-old in San Bruno

Friends and family of a 15-year-old boy struck and killed by a Caltrain near the San Bruno station Saturday evening describe the event as a tragic accident, although transit officials continue to investigate. Full Story
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SM_Cit300

San Mateo, CA

#25 Apr 23, 2008
Chill folks...a young life was lost under tragic circumstances..not something to take lightly. His family and friends are hurting and our community has lost way too early someone who had the potential to make a difference in this world..
A good person

United States

#26 Apr 23, 2008
Manuel wrote:
There was some kid in my hometown, he got hit by a train while trying to cross the railroad tracks, his body flew like 60 feet. If someone was in their own little world, caring more about what song was playing in their CD player, than to be focused on what might be in front of them, hey, you cant argue that they were going to be on this earth any longer. Theres people with common sense, and those that lack it. All Im saying is thats natural selection at work. Do you ever look both ways when crossing the road? Exactly. These people obviously never picked that up in elementary school.
Hell, if I died a stupid death, I'd want people to make fun of me.


Your comments reflect the psychological issues you have, have u ever tried getting help? maybe thats what you need. Your suicidal words speak for the ignored emotions you hide inside. I feel sorry for you, Nothing you say can affect Anthony for he is with God, but you, I'd rather not say much, just that you seem satanic and gloomy all the dark horrible things of this world roam make up your heart, seek pyscho help
fellow friend

South San Francisco, CA

#27 Apr 24, 2008
how can any of you sit there and judge him?
No one deserves to die and especially Anthony.
He was an amazing person who could have gone on
to do better things.
People make mistakes. Everyone is guilty of
j-walking. and doing other illegal things.
BUT tell me why you're to fast to judge him?
He died. That's the only difference between you and him.
And he was probably a better person than any
of the people out there who feel obligated to
judge him without even knowing him.
RIP Anthony Rea.
I love and miss you!
Skate it up in Paradise.
Friend

San Francisco, CA

#28 Apr 24, 2008
SKATE IN PEACE ANTHONY DEAN REA, WE MISS YOU!!

and if you have something stupid to day, keep it to yourself. Come on, it's so pointless to try and make this a debate. SOMEONE PASSED AWAY, SHOW RESPECT!!
dominic deanda

San Ramon, CA

#29 Apr 24, 2008
i am so sorry for your sons lost. you're in my prayers.
kid

San Francisco, CA

#31 Apr 26, 2008
you dont know me but...rest in paradise
El Camino Alumni

Milpitas, CA

#32 Apr 27, 2008
RIP Anthony Rea...
Darwin

United States

#33 Apr 28, 2008
To the forum moderator(s): shame, shame, shame be upon you for deleting the posts regarding "natural selection". Either the people will have free speech, or you will have yourself a fascist forum, and you have clearly made the latter choice.

To those who are crying about humanity: do not forget that humans are just one of millions of species of animal on this planet, and are bound by the same biological processes. We all must eat, sleep and excrete just as other animals; why must we not also be bound to the rules of natural selection?

You say this is not fair? As humans, should we raise a generation of children that pay no attention to their own personal safety? How, then, is this fair to the human race? How are we to survive as a species if our offspring throw themselves directly into harm's way?
Annoyed

Iowa City, IA

#34 Apr 28, 2008
shut up seriously. you aren't related to him. (to those of you who are bashing what happened). He was my cousin and im hurt by all of the comments you put and im trying to cope with this but when people try to put science and what not in it its even harder. and don't tell me not to read them okay i will. leave his death alone and let him rest in peace. grow up.
Pam

Union City, CA

#35 Apr 28, 2008
Yes Darwin, but luckily for most of the HUMAN SPECIES we have the ability to FEEL and show compassion and not intentionally try to hurt other humans especially when they are already hurting because they have lost a loved one. This was a 15 year old boy who should have been paying attention and didnít even if you thought he deserved to die WHY IN THE heck would you say that in a forum where family and friends might happen across it, why would you be so cruel? I donít understand what purpose this served and how this made you feel better, because you got to say some cruel words about a dead kid, did it make you feel more like a man? Is that how you get off? Itís sad that you hide behind free speech just to be mean!
hmm

Pesotum, IL

#40 Dec 2, 2008
you have personal issues. haha it makes me laugh. go to hell.
ANGEL

Durham, NC

#41 Dec 2, 2008
awww, that's messed up. He was a homeboy from my town, but i didn't know him. RIP lil hommie. Luv and prayers to the family and friends. Muaah.
friend

Daly City, CA

#42 Jan 31, 2009
Anthony its been almost a year now. I just want to say I love you so much and you were a good friend I can't believe I didn't like you at first but I do miss you.
Marcia Neil

United States

#43 Jan 31, 2009
Caltrain proximity is only slightly similar to hometown freight-train proximity -- the freight-train operators are lonely. [in Stuart, FL]
nito

Manteca, CA

#44 Jan 15, 2013
dammm dood it's been awhile now I love and miss you dood you inspired me to skate and to do big things you were more like a brother to me then a friend love you!!
bill wayne

San Bruno, CA

#45 Feb 11, 2013
I like Turtles!!
love

San Francisco, CA

#46 May 18, 2013
May he rest in peace i lost a family friend last Wednesday in san bruno caltrains stay strong<3

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