Monday, March 26, 2007

Remember... don't do this...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A man died after he fell asleep on railroad tracks and was hit by a train in Tallahassee.

Police haven't identified the 54-year-old man but believe he might be a transient.
The man was hit Friday night and died several hours later at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He had been asleep in a fetal position when he was hit.

Police said no one is facing any charges.

Police Lt. Glenn Sapp said several people have been hit by trains recently.

"We need to get the word out to people: Don't sleep on the train tracks," Sapp said.

A conductor initially thought the man was a trash bag or a suitcase in the middle of the tracks.

But as the train approached, the conductor realized it a was person, put on the brakes and sounded the whistle and alarm.

Police say the slow-moving train ran over the man, stopping fewer than 100 yards from the crash scene.

7 comments:

Roger Chillingworth said...

Only in America.


Jeez how could you be so pea-brained?? Duh..let's go take a nap on the train tracks. They might as well take a nap in a coffin.

The ragin' Cajan said...

I thought my friends had no common sense... then i see stories like this and realise... no they really do have common sense... WOW

As Roger said, only in America...

Kristen said...

Gee, thanks for redirecting my thoughts about sleeping on the railroad tracks. I guess I won't be trying that anytime soon...

Becca said...

Kristen, you are my hero.

Yea, this article is ridiculous.

Who does that??

Kristen said...

Yeah, can you say Darwin Awards?

However, I do think that this is extremely depressing in a sense. :/

Chloe` said...

Maybe the guy was looking for a really quiet place to sleep...and he found it....until the train actually came that is....

Or maybe he was just...well...umm...I guess maybe he was just really tired and he was in a REALLY deep sleep so that he didn't even hear the train coming??

Is there really any excuse we can give the poor guy??

I'll make a point to ask him what he was doing when I die...

One more thing...is his situation considered suicide? Who falls asleep on train tracks on purpose? MAYBE HE WAS SLEEPWALKING!!! AN EXCUSE FOR THE GUY!!! YEAH!!! *chillingworth happy dance*

oh that kennedy kid said...

you know sometimes i wake up in the morning and say to myself, gee i wonder what i would be like to die across some train tracks, why dont i go find out... yah. who does that and then really does go out and die from train tracks. wow