Metra train fatally hits pedestrian in Roselle

Full story: Chicago Tribune

A 58-year-old Schaumburg man was killed Friday when he was struck by a westbound Metra train in Roselle, police said.
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Matt

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Jan 26, 2008
 
Saw the whole thing from my car... saddest most destribing thing i have ever wittnesed.....
kim

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Jan 26, 2008
 
why does everyone get hit by the train over here? honestly? it was crazy trying to get from irving to roselle rd.
Jim

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Jan 26, 2008
 
"selfish suiciders", why don't you wait to hear the facts before making comments.
Sherry

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Jan 26, 2008
 
It was a suicide, my son witnessed the whole thing. They thought he was joking but he was not he just laid his head on the tracks and waited for the train to come. I agree with Lassie, don't involve other people, it will affect them forever! My condolences to the family, I don't know the circumstances, but I am sad to think that he felt this was the only thing left to do
Dan

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Jan 26, 2008
 
Does anyone know the identity of the man?
Tambo

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Jan 26, 2008
 
Apparently, it was over some big medical bills who couldn't pay.
matt

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Jan 26, 2008
 
Send the link where you found out what it was over... i cant get the images out of my head... i want to know someone can resort to that...
Irving P

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Jan 27, 2008
 
Matt - It's disturbing - not destribing.
Irving P

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Jan 27, 2008
 
Matt - It's witnessed - not wittnesed.
JJL

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Jan 27, 2008
 
Sherry wrote:
It was a suicide, my son witnessed the whole thing. They thought he was joking but he was not he just laid his head on the tracks and waited for the train to come. I agree with Lassie, don't involve other people, it will affect them forever! My condolences to the family, I don't know the circumstances, but I am sad to think that he felt this was the only thing left to do
He was my brother-in-law. The last ten years of his life became a downward spiral that eventually engulfed him. His loving parents, his 4 siblings and many others did everything they could to help him. Today, I went with his sister (my wife) to identify the body. We are all distraught and wish like hell that Rick would not have involved innocent people in his sad, sad end.
Shoop

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Jan 27, 2008
 
I was on that train. Sucks it was some old guy, I thought it was some a**hole kid trying to beat the train.:(
Anyone confirm it's a suicide?
Arijana

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Jan 27, 2008
 
I was on that train as well. It saddens me that Rick felt suicide was the only way out and my condolences go out to his family and friends. I hope you can all cope with what is, undoubtedly, a very hard time. I hope I am never involved in such an accident again, but then again, I hope even more that no one resorts to suiside as a means of ending their problems. Life is precious, even in its most trying times...
Hat

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Jan 27, 2008
 
Irving P wrote:
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Sammy - It's correcting - not coirrecting. ;)
Irving, it's "correcting," not coirrecting. You could really punctuate your sentences a lot better.

My condolences to this man's family and friends. What a tragedy.
Irving P

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Jan 27, 2008
 
Sammy wrote:
Irving P,
Pull your head out of your rear and get yourself straight before coirrecting others. You improperly used a hyphen and should have used a comma. It should have been, "Matt, it's disturbing, not distribing."
Sam, I think you should check out the difference between a hyphen and a dash. You might want to rethink your response.
Mark

Wood Dale, IL

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#23
Jan 28, 2008
 
Irving P, I think it would be a good idea if you didn't post here anymore. No one cares about your worthless criticism.
Irving P

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Jan 28, 2008
 
Hat wrote:
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Irving, it's "correcting," not coirrecting. You could really punctuate your sentences a lot better.
My condolences to this man's family and friends. What a tragedy.
Check out Matt in quote #2. It's his misspelling. Apology accepted.
Irving P

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Jan 28, 2008
 
Mark wrote:
Irving P, I think it would be a good idea if you didn't post here anymore. No one cares about your worthless criticism.
Mark! Isn't it a lack of respect to the readers when someone doesn't even bother to check for errors? The further a society moves away from accepted standards the more problems arise in communication. It is difficult to see corrective criticism as being worthless.
Glad they finally got down with the Bloomingdale Road intersection with Army Trail. That was getting to be a daily headache. Have a great day!
hueahuaeh

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Jan 28, 2008
 
shut up Irving, gtfo my topix.

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Jan 28, 2008
 
Irving P wrote:
Hey stupid! YOu wrote down when should be done so stupid you are.
Is that an example then of worthwhile criticism?
Would you like to explain to me what your series of posts has to do with the gentlman who lost his life? If you want to discuss grammar and punctuation, start a forum for that. If you would like to offer condolences to friends and family or rant about "selfish suicides", please do so in this forum. If you would like to demonstrate your particular brand of jackass, find an appropriate forum; this isn't it.
Matt

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#29
Jan 28, 2008
 
Irving P,
I come on here to find out why i saw a 58 year old man lay his head on the tracks and watched the train run him over. It was horrible and
we all come on here to talk about a man's death, and your input is to correct my misspellings?

The further a society moves away from accepted standards the more problems arise in communication?
Yeah! Right, im a real social deviant but misspelling my words.
If anything the total decline of our society stems from inconsiterate assholes like you.

Here we are trying to come together, after something like this and your only comment are corrections and fights? How the hell is this the time or the place? Your points are unimportant and absurd for a topic like this.

You are sad human being. I kindly ask you to stop posting...although i am almost sure you will not.

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