Two year old killed by Amtrak train.

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Russ Bellinis, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    The LA Times had an article today about a 2 year old killed by an Amtrak train. The baby sitter walked across the tracks leading a 2 year old and a 4 year old while carrying her baby. She left the toddlers by the track while she returned to pick up a stroller. The 2 year old tried to follow her back across the track and was hit by the train while standing on the track. How can a person be old enough to have kids and still be so stupid?
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    Seems to be a growing problem these days. Kids having kids. Believe me, I know, I'm raising my grandchild. But that's ok, she likes trains.:thumb:
  3. jetrock

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    Apparently this wasn't even the babysitter, the original babysitter had another sitter watch the kids for her! The subletted sitter may not have had kids at all...but, so far as I know, nobody hands out IQ tests as a requirement for having kids in the first place. The only requirement is working sex organs, and we generally get those at about age thirteen.

    "Kids having kids" is not a new thing, nor it is a growing problem. There was a time when 14-15 was just the age when people started having kids...and the average person only lived to 30-40.
  4. zedob

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    Seems to be a growing problem at my house:D

    If you were 14-15 yrs old, you were considered an adult , back then. All things being relative, I guess.

    As for the original question of someone being old enough to have kids and being so stupid, I 've come to the realization that stupidity is not bound by age (I have scars to prove that).
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    Guys,That is sad indeed..God have mercy on the parents and of course the engine crew that must live with this tragedy. :(
    As far as the baby sitter I hope she faces negligence homicide charges and gets the maximum sentence..
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    That poor child a young life ended :cry:

    Commonsense is not common to folk these days , something that is sadly lacking in our world.

    The crew must be devastated. :(
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    Let us not forget a first hand witness. The engineer, it is something that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
  8. Russ Bellinis

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    What I find amazing is that the city has had a pedestrian crossing light at that spot for years, but no ped. crossing for the tracks or barriers either. According to a newspaper article posted on another forum, dozens of people walked across those tracks while climbing over the police barrier tape during their investigation.