Friday, March 11, 2005

(Chicago Tribune) Hundreds of Metra commuters from the northwest suburbs were stuck aboard five stopped trains for up to an hour this morning when one of the trains struck a vehicle at a grade crossing on Chicago's Northwest Side, authorities said.
How could this happen? Trains are on rails; they follow a path. How of earth could a train, jump off the rails and strike a car.....
Preliminary police reports indicated a motorist allegedly drove around lowered crossing gates and was struck, Schnolis said.
Oh so that's what those lowered gates, red flashing lights and bells mean? I thought they were just decorations.
The driver's condition was unknown.
Boy I hope he/she is dead.

With so many sad, tragic and even normal ways to's just pathetic that some people go out of their way to die like idiots.