Woman being 'silly' hit by freight train

friscobob Nov 14, 2007

  1. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    MARYSVILLE, Calif. - A 54-year-old woman was recovering in the hospital after being hit by a Union Pacific freight train south of Marysville.
    Deborah Thompson told authorities afterward that she drank a bottle of whiskey before she wandered to the railroad tracks and tried to wave the train to a stop. When asked why, she told Yuba County sheriff's deputies she was just being silly.
    Instead, the train hit her and knocked her 20 to 30 yards.
    Thompson suffered head injuries and a fractured thigh bone but was conscious and talking after the accident.
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    Dunno about being silly- stupid, perhaps. She DID get knocked silly......and almost into the next world.
     
  2. RRfan

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    stupid drunk silly people cant stand when they walk aroundf the road and stop traffic
    and than fall asleep in the middle of the road for an hour
    a drunk man was walking on the tracks in Kirby Park and than he got hit
    by a train not too far from the gunlet bridge and they had to make a cut
    between the 75 and 78 th axel to get the remaining guts and bones and evorything like that it was at night too and a quader was riding her quad wen a train came
    she flew off her quad and she was in a coma or sumething like that
    they put her into a emty boxcar until the next crossing
     
  3. SteamDonkey74

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    There was a guy who was apparently drunk who passed out on the tracks near my office early this year and got bisected at the waist by a freight. They found both of his halves later.

    I still get creeped out going by that crossing, thanks to someone who didn't take care of himself properly.

    Adam
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This fool was even noted on my local radio and tv news. :thumbs_down: I've doubts it will bring her to a permanent awakening.

    I feel sorry for the train crew!

    Boxcab E50
     
  5. Mr. Train

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    Ya poor train crew they seem to be the victim here
     
  6. gmrcguy

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    It's possible

    It's possible to get the train stopped...BUT before you get hit?
     
  7. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    So, when will UP get sued for hitting her since that seems to be the ways things work these days...

    :tb-err: :tb-err: :tb-err: :tb-err:
     
  8. SteamDonkey74

    SteamDonkey74 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Why don't we kvetch about this one when the suit is filed. There's no indication that any such thing is going to happen.
     
  9. Don Rickle

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    Even a tiny possum hit by the plow will resonate through the cab.
     
  10. friscobob

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    Almost put her to sleep permanently.......if not put her in contention for the Darwin Awards. Oh well, perhaps next time......
     
  11. BuddyBurton

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    This is your brain. :D

    This is your brain after you get "railroaded" by a train while drunk. :eek:

    Any Questions????? :confused:
     

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