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Posted: 4/8/2013 10:45:16 AM EDT
http://www.newson6.com/story/21905785/craig-county-teenager-struck-killed-by-freight-train









WELCH, Oklahoma - A 16-year-old Welch boy is dead after being hit by a train in Craig County Sunday evening.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports Mathew "Logan" T. Hankins was jogging south on the railroad tracks near 1st Street and Highway 59 in Welch when a southbound Union Pacific freight train hit him.




The incident happened at 5 p.m. on April 7, 2013.




Troopers say Hankins was pronounced dead at the scene.




The OHP says two people on the freight train, an engineer and conductor, were not injured.




The Vinita OHP detachment confirmed that Hankins was wearing earphones while he was jogging.



Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:46:39 AM EDT
we really need to ban headphones,  
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:47:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
we really need to ban headphones,  


This is the only way.  


Or trains
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:49:11 AM EDT
Darwin-1
dumbass - 0
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:49:55 AM EDT
Bose Life-Canceling(TM) Earphones
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:50:05 AM EDT
Was he listening to big and rich
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:50:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2013 10:50:35 AM EDT by B2k4E]
How do you not hear a freight train even with headphones?

Fuckers are obnoxious loud.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:50:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
we really need to ban headphones,  


I prefer to cull the herd.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:51:13 AM EDT
Same thing happened on the line I work on about a month ago. Killt him good. Play stupid games and what not.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:51:22 AM EDT



Originally Posted By B2k4E:


How do you not hear a freight train even with headphones?



Fuckers are obnoxious loud.


Not when they're coming toward you, at speed. You'd be surprised how quiet they can be.



 
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:51:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By staraero:
Was he listening to big and rich


Blackfoot, "Train, train"
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:53:09 AM EDT



Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:





Originally Posted By B2k4E:

How do you not hear a freight train even with headphones?



Fuckers are obnoxious loud.


Not when they're coming toward you, at speed. You'd be surprised how quiet they can be.

 


But the train horn is not quiet.

 
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:53:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

Originally Posted By B2k4E:
How do you not hear a freight train even with headphones?

Fuckers are obnoxious loud.

Not when they're coming toward you, at speed. You'd be surprised how quiet they can be.
 


Even then, you can usually feel it in the ground. I swear I can when I get caught by one of the BNSF trains on the way to work, in an 01 suburban no less.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:54:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Andielouroo:

Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

Originally Posted By B2k4E:
How do you not hear a freight train even with headphones?

Fuckers are obnoxious loud.

Not when they're coming toward you, at speed. You'd be surprised how quiet they can be.
 

But the train horn is not quiet.  


He was probably listening to dubstep.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:54:43 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Shott8283:


we really need to ban headphones,  


No, we must obviously ban trains. They're a danger to our children.





 
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:54:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
we really need to ban headphones,  


That could be a very, very bad thing.




Headphones : protecting me from hearing ghettomusic for 30 years.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 10:56:01 AM EDT
No matter how much the music may help you "go", it's a bad idea to be out in public in the wild somewhere without situational awareness that ears provide.



Biking, jogging, walking, etc.  Yard work is probably OK.




Anyway, isn't jogging on tracks basically a one way ticket to a screwed up ankle?
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:01:25 AM EDT
A deserving death.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:05:17 AM EDT



Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:


A deserving death.


People just have no fucking clue. It amazes me. I'm surprised more people don't get killed.



 
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:07:09 AM EDT



Originally Posted By B2k4E:



Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:




Originally Posted By B2k4E:

How do you not hear a freight train even with headphones?



Fuckers are obnoxious loud.


Not when they're coming toward you, at speed. You'd be surprised how quiet they can be.

 




Even then, you can usually feel it in the ground. I swear I can when I get caught by one of the BNSF trains on the way to work, in an 01 suburban no less.


Can't feel it until it's pretty much on you. There's a reason we've got a rulebook thicker than the bible and most of those rules relate to occupying the track.



 
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:14:36 AM EDT
I'm glad I'm not the one who got to bag up the pieces, or the guy who got to hose off the front of the locomotive.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:16:24 AM EDT
Bloomberg set this shit up to further his 'high capacity decibel ear-bud' ban legislation.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:28:17 AM EDT
Sucks for the crew that had to watch that and the guy that had to wash off the front of the locomotive. The last time I had to do that I found hair and brain matter still stuck on the coupler.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:31:52 AM EDT



Originally Posted By RogerBall:



Originally Posted By staraero:

Was he listening to big and rich




Blackfoot, "Train, train"






 
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:35:27 AM EDT
"The OHP says two people on the freight train, an engineer and conductor, were not injured."

No kidding?

Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:35:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By woodbutcher223308:

Originally Posted By RogerBall:
Originally Posted By staraero:
Was he listening to big and rich


Blackfoot, "Train, train"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUsxDfAaOfc
 


 Take me on out of this life
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:36:44 AM EDT
Three days off for the crew
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:37:06 AM EDT
Jogging this weekend an encounter with a seriously pissed off raccoon.   I was running a wooded section of trail early in the morning (low light).  I heard an odd noise.  Slowed down a little...heard it again louder so I stopped.  He was a few yards in front of me on the edge of the trail ready to pounce.  Slowly backed up and turned around.  Had I never heard him he probably would have taken a chunk out of my leg before I knew he was there.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:42:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 11:46:52 AM EDT
suicide?
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 12:29:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RogerBall:
Originally Posted By staraero:
Was he listening to big and rich


Blackfoot, "Train, train"


Jethro Tull, "Locamotive Breath"

Link Posted: 4/8/2013 12:35:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2013 12:37:15 PM EDT by jon7400]
Originally Posted By Basher:
"The OHP says two people on the freight train, an engineer and conductor, were not injured."

No kidding?



Oh, if they watched it happen, they are most likely injured, at least a little, mentally.

EDIT: "Watched it happen" as in helpless to get the guy off the tracks before the inevitable happened. Not that they just "watched it happen" and did nothing to try to warn the chunky smear of his impending doom..
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 12:50:15 PM EDT
Personally I don't walk or run around outside with headphones. Gym, airport terminal, back yard- ok. It hinders your awareness of your surroundings.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 12:52:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By keroppl:
Bose Life-Canceling(TM) Earphones


Funny shit right there. Lmao
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 12:55:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
A deserving death.

People just have no fucking clue. It amazes me. I'm surprised more people don't get killed.
 


Doesn't amaze me.  We live in a society that emphasizes "harm reduction" over common sense.

Link Posted: 4/8/2013 12:55:41 PM EDT
The OHP says two people on the freight train, an engineer and conductor, were not injured.


lol
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 12:56:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
we really need to ban headphones,  


And trains too!
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 12:57:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
we really need to ban headphones,  


for ze childrens
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 12:57:44 PM EDT
Well, sad but yep, he should win I guess. His actions seem pretty
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 12:58:37 PM EDT
Rumor is he was listening to drops of Jupiter by train.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 12:59:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Andielouroo:

Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

Originally Posted By B2k4E:
How do you not hear a freight train even with headphones?

Fuckers are obnoxious loud.

Not when they're coming toward you, at speed. You'd be surprised how quiet they can be.
 

But the train horn is not quiet.  

At intersections...
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 1:00:16 PM EDT
My great grandmother died in the exact same way.

Except she was 95 and not a teenager.

And walking home from the store, not jogging (didn't need to, healthy as a small italian horse)

And stone deaf due to age, not stupidity.

And not really on the tracks but beside them; the train didn't hit her but she was startled and fell.

So, yeah, um...
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 1:03:04 PM EDT
It must be contagious. Detroit radio reported a 50yr old guy got splattered today or yesterday by an amtrak train while listening to headphones.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 1:10:16 PM EDT
Just imagine being the guy that has to hose the front of the trail and the wheels off.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 3:04:55 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Alien:


Just imagine being the guy that has to hose the front of the trail and the wheels off.


They should paint the front of the trains white and leave the stains there so people see the smears .... maybe learning a lesson in the process.

 
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 4:36:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:

Originally Posted By Alien:
Just imagine being the guy that has to hose the front of the trail and the wheels off.

They should paint the front of the trains white and leave the stains there so people see the smears .... maybe learning a lesson in the process.  


People who have to be "educated" about staying the hell off railroad tracks are too dumb to learn from such an example.

Link Posted: 4/8/2013 4:41:52 PM EDT
Sounds like some retraining is in order.

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Link Posted: 4/8/2013 4:43:31 PM EDT
Worked a train fatality back in 2006,  deaf teenager walking along the railroad tracks texting her mother.  The conductor watched the whole thing right up to impact, he did not know she was deaf and kept repeating over and over, "why didn't she move"? I'm told they retired the conductor after that.

The train had video.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 4:51:20 PM EDT



Originally Posted By GLHX2112:


Here's the vid.      


MOOOVE.  

 
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 4:56:20 PM EDT
Should have been wearing his bike helmet.

Joking aside, I'm glad I'm not to the point in life that I can read something like this and post up with complete indifference or even more saying he deserved to die.

I do agree though that safety is a mental function and that people are way too coddled these days.
Link Posted: 4/8/2013 8:51:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:

Originally Posted By Alien:
Just imagine being the guy that has to hose the front of the trail and the wheels off.

They should paint the front of the trains white and leave the stains there so people see the smears .... maybe learning a lesson in the process.  


I got on a engine one day and it had marks under the engineers window. Like you see on WWII fighter planes. LMFAO.
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