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post #811 of 1733

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Samaritan_law
 

I've decided I don't like the Post. I don't blame them for responding to demand, but I don't like them for it either.

post #812 of 1733
disgusting.. frown.gif

RIP
post #813 of 1733
What I'm having a hard time with is the vid they keep playing and why the dude who got pushed was standing there-with his back to the tracks, while engaging an obv disturbed individual? There's got to be a point where you think, man, I'd better move.

Also, what about the lady that recognized the pusher but didn't turn him in? I'm sure a few folks recognized him and did nothing.
post #814 of 1733

...Kitty Genovese...
 

post #815 of 1733
Photog said it was 22 seconds between the time the man was pushed and when the train hit him.

Seems like a lot of time....
post #816 of 1733
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Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal View Post

Photog said it was 22 seconds between the time the man was pushed and when the train hit him.
Seems like a lot of time....

well he obviously had to turn on the camera, set the ISO to match the darker environment, increase the shutter speed so the train in motion appears clearly, and set up the flash to work properly. You see how that just eats into the 22 seconds, and in the end he had no time.
post #817 of 1733
Thread Starter 
Gome you could have done all of that in 3 seconds.
post #818 of 1733
(snark was intended in that post)
post #819 of 1733
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal View Post

Photog said it was 22 seconds between the time the man was pushed and when the train hit him.
Seems like a lot of time....

Def enuff time to get to a clearance zone. Or just lay down.
post #820 of 1733
There are a lot of things that are messed up about this story. Most of them have been mentioned. I will mention the unmentioned and perhaps unmentionable and say that the guy who was killed should have been able to save himself, or at least prolong his impending doom. 22 seconds is an eternity. He could have gone in the column area between the 2 tracks. He potentially could have gone to the opposite side of tracks.
post #821 of 1733
I've read in a few places that the best thing to do is run to side of the tracks oppsoite from where the train is approaching. This method assumes you won't trip on the multitude of things (wires, trash, debris, track stabilizers, switch signals, etc.) that clutter the rails, and for that I'd pray for the best of luck.
post #822 of 1733
I passed a city bus in the early morning hours on the way to work today. It's like a fishbowl in the darkness of the early morning so a passing motorist can see everything going on in there. I was appalled at seeing so many belonging to the unwashed masses in their natural habitat so early in the morning.
post #823 of 1733
Do you need a hug?
post #824 of 1733
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I've read in a few places that the best thing to do is run to side of the tracks oppsoite from where the train is approaching. This method assumes you won't trip on the multitude of things (wires, trash, debris, track stabilizers, switch signals, etc.) that clutter the rails, and for that I'd pray for the best of luck.

The third rail is there also so you might cook yourself. It is DC so if you jump on it you will be fine, but if one foot is on a rail and the other is on the third rail you are toast.
post #825 of 1733
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

The third rail is there also so you might cook yourself. It is DC so if you jump on it you will be fine, but if one foot is on a rail and the other is on the third rail you are toast.

I think he means away from the train, not across to the other side of the track. You should, apparently, run towards the end of the platform that the train is heading towards. That gives the driver more time to see you and stop or at least slow down enough that hitting you won't kill you. Agree the third rail is probably worse than getting hit by the train.
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