RAILROAD CROSSING SAFETY - Sheriff Officer Hit - could have been any of us.

Stevenony

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A Midland County (Texas) Sheriffs Deputy was struck by a train while responding to a "baby not breathing" emergency and surprisingly "walked away from" the wreckage.

Railroad grade crossings are DANGEROUS ! ! !

This incident was caught on camera and should be a valuable lesson to all of us no matter what kind of vehicle we are operating.

https://www.myfoxzone.com/article/n...icle/513-34b55b79-d0eb-4373-aa14-57825847f03f

It was in this same general area several years ago that a parade float carrying wounded veterans was hit by a train with horrific injuries and tragic deaths resulting. That story also made national news.



Side note:
Our XM818 Semi Tractor came out of a Midland County Sheriffs Office auction.
I've been working for the big orange railroad for going on 20 years. Kids and dogs bust me up the most, I figure "most" adults can watch out for themselves. People don't think about the damage trains can do and we can't swerve to miss em. We can do up to 70 across the desert and we don't look like it until it's too late. Stay safe.
 

WILDBOY6X6

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I've been working for the big orange railroad for going on 20 years. Kids and dogs bust me up the most, I figure "most" adults can watch out for themselves. People don't think about the damage trains can do and we can't swerve to miss em. We can do up to 70 across the desert and we don't look like it until it's too late. Stay safe.
There's no valid reason to get hit it acrossing this guy's an even bigger dipstick than private people are, I run locomotives not on a railroad just at museums but they'll kill you just as quick. I don't care if you are an emergency vehicle you should still stop and look at a grade crossing, no different than you are required to do before running a red light I'll save my Darwin award for later
 

John S-B

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I've been working for the big orange railroad for going on 20 years. Kids and dogs bust me up the most, I figure "most" adults can watch out for themselves. People don't think about the damage trains can do and we can't swerve to miss em. We can do up to 70 across the desert and we don't look like it until it's too late. Stay safe.
99% of the "Baby not breathing" runs I've been on were new parents that panicked, and the baby was fine. The very few that weren't were SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and nothing could be done. People get tunnel vision, and don't pay attention because it's a baby. Emergency runs involving kids always gets emotions high.
 

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99% of the "Baby not breathing" runs I've been on were new parents that panicked, and the baby was fine. The very few that weren't were SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and nothing could be done. People get tunnel vision, and don't pay attention because it's a baby. Emergency runs involving kids always gets emotions high.
Just reading something the other day about "calm", and how it was described as a superpower.

Emotions tangle up thinking. But emotion is a hard thing to tame in us peoples.

Taking railroad crossings seriously is always good sense, plain and simple.

Here's the clip:

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Guyfang

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Here is two more for you.

Stress, is when someone is trying to kill you. Everything else is B.S.

Fear is good. It keeps one from doing stupid stuff. Panic, will kill you. Panic makes you stop thinking.

SSG R. Snipe. 1973. Ft. Ord Ca.
 

John S-B

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Here is two more for you.

Stress, is when someone is trying to kill you. Everything else is B.S.

Fear is good. It keeps one from doing stupid stuff. Panic, will kill you. Panic makes you stop thinking.

SSG R. Snipe. 1973. Ft. Ord Ca.
I always heard that the definition of stress is "Controlling the strong urge to choke the life out of someone who desperately deserves it"...
 
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