Failed Darwin award nominee

 
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/19550932/man-survives-being-dragged-150m/?cmp=twitter

Of course the one question which was conveniently not asked was why he crossed when the booms were down, the lights flashing, the bells ringing, and riding on the footpath.

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  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Geez Louise - is he ever lucky to be alive.  I used to live nearby and I know the area well - what can you do when people don't even look?  He rode straight into the path of the train for God's sake; even if there was a hydraulic gate it still doesn't stop people from going through the emergency exit to cross -

Despite his injuries I really hope they threw the book at him.
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Absolutely no sympathy at all.
He crossed when the boom gates were down, and bell ringing. His responsibility entirely.
  QSB6.7 Chief Train Controller

Location: Going off the rails on a crazy train.
I like how the media take his side of the story and blame the crossing.   Rolling Eyes
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
And he is now campaigning for the 'dangerous' crossing to be upgraded. Has he thought the perhaps he should trade-in his ineffective brain and get a new upgraded one instead? What a complete twit.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
He crossed when the boom gates were down, and bell ringing. His responsibility entirely.
xxxxlbear

Sign reads "Stop on red signal".

No mention of "Stop on bell".

Therefore, faulty sign at fault.

QED by QC.

PS. Item listed this week on well-regarded "Economist" newspaper on front cover: "Too many lawyers in Washington DC."
  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
I can't believe he is campaigning for the crossing to be upgraded. There shouldn't even be a need for pedestrian gates, how stupid to do you have to be to cross the tracks without looking?

What an absolute fool.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
To those people calling for upgrades, call all you like. We will never be able to protect the idiot from himself.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
If they upgrade the crossing I hope they don't fill in the pedestrian underpass.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
If they upgrade the crossing I hope they don't fill in the pedestrian underpass.
Gauntlet

Does this pedestrian underpass have enough headroom to ride a bike through?
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
I think all pedestrian crossings should be a