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Old 05-29-08, 11:09 AM
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Teenagers sunbathe on a railroad track . . . you can guess the rest

Train severs limbs of teens sunbathing on railroad trestle

LEBANON, Maine - Two teenage girls sunbathing on a railroad trestle lost limbs when a train came upon them unexpectedly in this New Hampshire border town, police said yesterday.

The girls were lying on beach towels on the trestle over Three Mill Pond when the train rounded a corner and began braking and blasting its horn shortly before 11 a.m., said Lieutenant Gary Fecteau of the York County Sheriff's Department.

The conductor and engineer say they never saw the girls move, but their injuries suggest they tried to scramble away at the last moment, Fecteau said.

Destiny Phaneuf, 13, of Lebanon lost her leg just below the knee; Rachel Brown 14, also of Lebanon, lost a foot, Fecteau said. Both were airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

The girls were cutting class and enjoying the sunny weather when the freight train came upon them, Fecteau said. There was no indication that the girls were impaired by alcohol or drugs or that their hearing was impaired by headphones, he said.

Phaneuf was unconscious when authorities arrived; Brown told police that the pair had fallen asleep while sunbathing, he said.

The train crew called to report the accident when it happened. Police and rescue workers from Milton, N.H., were first on the scene. They turned the investigation over to York County authorities after determining that the accident happened in Maine.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/art...lroad_trestle/

OK, I am now convinced that teenagers are getting dumber with every generation. I tried denying it for so long. Darwin award this year?

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...when a train came upon them unexpectedly...
Trains are known for their stealthiness.
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Darwin award winners have to die to qualify. Oh wait, you said Dawin award...nevermind.
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Old 05-29-08, 11:14 AM
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Two teenage girls sunbathing on a railroad trestle lost limbs when a train came upon them unexpectedly
A railroad trestle is certainly the last place I would expect to see one.
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Ouch.
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Darwin award winners have to die to qualify. Oh wait, you said Dawin award...nevermind.
Ah so I did. I knew there was some prerequisite we have discussed before. This needs to be up for something. Dawin award it is . . .
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We need more padding on train wheels. Strap a queen mattress on the front too. Do I have to think of everything around here?!
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How much you wanna bet these girls parents try to sue the ralroad operators or train conductor?
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
We need more padding on train wheels. Strap a queen mattress on the front too. Do I have to think of everything around here?!
Exactly. Think of the children.
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Now we will FINALLY see the Nerf train we've been waiting for!!!
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good grief...

as i got older, i become increasingly jaded as to the intelligence level of the average American, i get to a point where i think my expectations could not be lower... i begin to think that i must be an elitist snob... and then - BLAM! - i realize i was aiming WAY too high, and i was right all along...

and two stupid girls so horribly maimed... i mean good grief... it's such a freaking tragedy...

i'm as mad as hell and i'm not going to take this anymore!!!
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
good grief...

as i got older, i become increasingly jaded as to the intelligence level of the average American, i get to a point where i think my expectations could not be lower... i begin to think that i must be an elitist snob... and then - BLAM! - i realize i was aiming WAY too high, and i was right all along...

and two stupid girls so horribly maimed... i mean good grief... it's such a freaking tragedy...

i'm as mad as hell and i'm not going to take this anymore!!!
Well to be fair, the news isn't going to report (nor will this forum care about) the kids who get perfect SAT scores.
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Yet another reason to ban trains..

I'm sure the family will sue for something and probably win millions. It's the way it goes..
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How much you wanna bet these girls parents try to sue the ralroad operators or train conductor?

I'm sure the paperwork has been filed already
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Wow, that's terrible. I was going to guess that they got amazing tans to start off the summer. Well, hey, on the bright side now they've each got one less limb to bronze.
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It may have been a railroad track that is rarely used, its not like there is a commuter rail up in Maine. They may have thought it was unused railroad tracks but in fact it was tracks that are used every couple weeks or something. But yeah pretty horrible place to catch some shut-eye. I feel bad for them, maybe something bad can happen to your family or maybe you need to have your own children before you guys can show some compassion. Oh well, its the internet I guess jokes will be made.
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Damn. I always wanted to run a train on a teenage girl....
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Originally Posted by Jacoby Ellsbury
I feel bad for them, maybe something bad can happen to your family or maybe you need to have your own children before you guys can show some compassion. Oh well, its the internet I guess jokes will be made.
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Damn. I always wanted to run a train on a teenage girl....
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maybe their cowboy hat prevented them from seeing the train?
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Oh well, its the internet I guess jokes will be made.

The jokes have always been made, they just travel faster now. As far a blaming the net, this story is just more data, do with it what you will.
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I patiently await Darkest Phoenix's sympathetic viewpoints on this tragic accident.
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I propose a subforum in which the only appropriate response to a tragic story is either "That's terrible. I feel for his/her family and friends" or "" Soon the book forum will no longer be the least populated area of DVD Talk.
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Oh well, its the internet I guess jokes will be made.
If one train leaves Lebanon, Maine traveling 60 mph headed for...

oh, nevermind.
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