Reply to "Stay off the tracks!!!!"

We had an "incident" here in the Chicago area recently at a NS crossing involving a  Metra train.  This is the former Wabash line from Chicago to Bement, Ill. which has Metra operating from downtown, out to Manhattan, Ill.    Some "genius" stopped at an intersection where the tracks bisected the intersection.  The gates came down, and while he was within the intersection, just past the gates, and safe had he stayed put, he decided to cross the tracks just seconds before the Metra train hit him.    Of  the 4 people in the car, one later died of their injuries, while the other three were hurt, and taken to the hospital.   Had he stayed stopped, the train would have gone by, and they could have gone on their merry way!     Now the NS is being sued for negligence since they didn't protect this idiot from his own stupidity!!!!   Bet ya' he was on his cell phone too!!!

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