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      10-27-2010 09:47 PM #26
      Pretty hairy situation. I guess this is just proof we need better driver training.

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    3. 10-27-2010 09:47 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I bet the train was unharmed.

      They don't use 20 gauge sheet metal and plastic on trains.
      It probably didn't even ripple the engineer's cup of coffee.

    4. 10-27-2010 09:53 PM #28
      He needs some more driver training courses.

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      10-27-2010 09:57 PM #29
      Only Bo and Luke Duke could have successfully charged the train and effortlessly passed thru a box car with open doors.

      Anyone else deserves to have their car cracked up.

      Glad the kid is OK.

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      10-27-2010 10:24 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Accidents happen when you lose your train of thought.
      winner

      Granted I do text and drive but only on open highway and stay in the right lane when I check a email quickly or such but serioulsy who doesnt see a train

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      10-28-2010 07:15 AM #31
      The train swerved into them!

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      10-28-2010 07:24 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by gr8shandini View Post
      Actually, if you want to be strictly Darwinian about it, you'd have to root for his kid to buy the farm as well.
      Might not be a bad thing, esp since he is being raised by an idiot
      It will just save him trouble and pain down the road.

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      10-28-2010 07:30 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Internal Combustion View Post
      Not true. I am a successful and important human being. I have coordination and capabilities of multiple lines of thought....

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      10-28-2010 07:30 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by SidVicious View Post


      QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. - Authorities in Pinal County say a driver who was texting on his cell phone was injured Tuesday when he failed to see a train at a rail crossing until it was too late.
      Pinal County Sheriff's spokesman Tim Gaffney says 30-year-old Jason Michael Hair was driving his car westbound on Arizona Farms Road near Queen Creek when the accident happened. A driver Hair passed at about 65 mph told deputies he saw him texting just before the crash.

      A Union Pacific freight train was at the grade crossing, the warning lights were on and the crossing arms down. Hair was unable to stop and drove right into the side of the train.

      Hair and his 4-year-old son had to be cut from the car's wreckage. Hair had a head injury and his son was flown to the hospital as a precaution.


      This happened a few miles from me. This guy have been HEAVILY distracted. You can see that train for miles from either direction; it's a raised rail.
      Texting while driving + head injury = ?

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      10-28-2010 07:38 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by SidVicious View Post


      QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. - Authorities in Pinal County say a driver who was texting on his cell phone was injured Tuesday when he failed to see a train at a rail crossing until it was too late.
      Pinal County Sheriff's spokesman Tim Gaffney says 30-year-old Jason Michael Hair was driving his car westbound on Arizona Farms Road near Queen Creek when the accident happened. A driver Hair passed at about 65 mph told deputies he saw him texting just before the crash.A Union Pacific freight train was at the grade crossing, the warning lights were on and the crossing arms down. Hair was unable to stop and drove right into the side of the train.
      ??? A guy passed @ 65 & the other driver could see all the way across the car that Hair (ha) was texting? The "other driver" has the world's most amazing eyesight... sure, Hair could've been using his mobile, but this is no proof of texting while driving.

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      10-28-2010 07:38 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      where's the charge for child endangerment...

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      10-28-2010 07:48 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by NeezDuts View Post
      Here we go.
      hahaha yea I'm sure that no one here ever texts while driving. But i do agree that if your kids in the car your just a a**hole.

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      10-28-2010 07:53 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by under the radar View Post
      texting...with your kid in the car.
      paging... what the hell's her name?
      I keep up with traffic with only 90 hp. What's your superpower?
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      10-28-2010 07:55 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by 2VWatatime View Post
      ??? A guy passed @ 65 & the other driver could see all the way across the car that Hair (ha) was texting? The "other driver" has the world's most amazing eyesight... sure, Hair could've been using his mobile, but this is no proof of texting while driving.
      Who says the other driver wasn't doing 63 mph, thus making the relative speed difference very low?

      No matter what, to miss the fact there was a big ass train there, he would have had to have been distracted by something.

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      10-28-2010 08:01 AM #40
      It's not hard to tell when a driver is texting. If I can do it while driving a manual, eating a cheeseburger AND loading a shotgun... the average driver, who is admittedly much smarter, and more coordinated than me, should be capable of seeing it too.
      I keep up with traffic with only 90 hp. What's your superpower?
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      10-28-2010 08:03 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by NicholasJay View Post
      Who says the other driver wasn't doing 63 mph, thus making the relative speed difference very low?

      No matter what, to miss the fact there was a big ass train there, he would have had to have been distracted by something.
      Are you a moron? Don't try to say something intelligent when you clearly haven't thought about it yet. The guy who "saw him on the texting" had to be coming from the opposite direction. There are no train tracks that cut across a double lane road....

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      10-28-2010 08:04 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by surf green View Post
      it's not hard to tell when a driver is texting. If i can do it while driving a manual, eating a cheeseburger and loading a shotgun... The average driver, who is admittedly much smarter, and more coordinated than me, should be capable of seeing it too.
      hahahaha

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      10-28-2010 08:11 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by seLbitZ View Post
      The guy who "saw him on the texting" had to be coming from the opposite direction. There are no train tracks that cut across a double lane road....
      There are MANY, although admittedly not in this case... However, there are also passing zones that cross railroad tracks...
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      10-28-2010 08:30 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by NeezDuts View Post
      In for another thread on how nobody here texts, ever.
      Not while I'm driving. Ever.

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      10-28-2010 08:39 AM #45
      After @ 20 seconds perusal of Google Earth, I'm calling BS on the distracted/texting part of the story... the road is dead straight for several miles in each direction, the crossing is above grade with lights & arms, and somehow phone use kept this guy from seeing a train already across the road? Really?? There's more to this story.
      I'm going out on a really short limb here by thinking that something else ()was imparing his driving...

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      10-28-2010 08:59 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by NeezDuts View Post
      In for another thread on how nobody here texts, ever.
      Guess what? I don't.

      Oh, and I love how the tool did it with his kid in the car.
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      10-28-2010 09:00 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by seLbitZ View Post
      Are you a moron? Don't try to say something intelligent when you clearly haven't thought about it yet. The guy who "saw him on the texting" had to be coming from the opposite direction. There are no train tracks that cut across a double lane road....
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      10-28-2010 09:09 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbiodiesel! View Post
      Guess what? I don't.

      Oh, and I love how the tool did it with his kid in the car.
      I also do not have texting enabled on my phone. Inferior technology FTL!

      Besides, I'd rather accomplish a conversation in 20 seconds on a phone rather than 20 minutes of tiny screen typing. I have important stuff to do in my life.
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      10-28-2010 09:18 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by 2VWatatime View Post
      ??? A guy passed @ 65 & the other driver could see all the way across the car that Hair (ha) was texting? The "other driver" has the world's most amazing eyesight... sure, Hair could've been using his mobile, but this is no proof of texting while driving.
      Well, whatever he was doing, it obviously made him, y'know, drive into a moving train.

      I think it's safe to say he was not devoting the fullest attention to the operation of the vehicle.

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      10-28-2010 09:19 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by seLbitZ View Post
      Are you a moron? Don't try to say something intelligent when you clearly haven't thought about it yet. The guy who "saw him on the texting" had to be coming from the opposite direction. There are no train tracks that cut across a double lane road....
      There are many, in fact. Here are some examples, just because I'm feeling rude.

      US-50 in Linkwood, MD:
      http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...01203&t=h&z=20

      Md-214 near Upper Marlboro, MD:
      http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...01203&t=h&z=20

      US-301 near Upper Marlboro, MD:
      http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...01203&t=h&z=20

      And you don't have to be on a divided highway to pass somebody.

      Maybe take your own advice...
      Last edited by ByronLLN; 10-28-2010 at 09:27 AM.

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