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11-11-2005, 06:48 AM
from local6.com by way of the firing squad ........ Fla. Cyclist Killed Trying To Beat Train To Crossing
POSTED: 5:40 am EST November 7, 2005
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. -- A cyclist was killed over the weekend after trying to beat a train to a railroad crossing in Oakland Park.
The Broward County Sheriff's Office said 39-year-old Guy Merkle began pedaling furiously as he approached the tracks Saturday night.
Witnesses said the gates at the crossing were down, lights were flashing and the train's horn was blowing.
Authorities said Merkle's body was thrown more than 100 feet.
An autopsy is planned, according to the report.
11-11-2005, 05:35 PM
I know what his last thoughts were.
"I think i can, I think I can....aw goddamn it"
11-11-2005, 05:36 PM
"Authorities said Merkle's body was thrown more than 100 feet."
OMG ... OUCH !!!!!! :blah:
11-11-2005, 05:38 PM
No, the last thing that went though his mind was his ass.
11-11-2005, 05:50 PM
OMGGGGGGGGgggggggggggggggg :eek: When Mango Attacks !!!!!!!
11-11-2005, 05:56 PM
Saw a lady get hit by a train once. She just wandered over to the edge of the track, then stuck her head out. She was tossed about fifty feet along the ground until she hit a concrete planter box where she really broke because she was travelling about forty miles an hour at least. The train was going over sixty.
Like a bowling pin... crazy
But seriously how out of your mind must you be to not have absolute respect for a train? :scratch:
11-11-2005, 06:09 PM
Good Point , KM !!
11-12-2005, 02:59 AM
In terms of mass, speed and inability to stop quickly: Trains > Cyclists
This poor guy should have known better. :(
11-13-2005, 04:49 PM
He lacked the brain cells to stop.
11-13-2005, 04:56 PM
Why don't they look? Tell me Earl, WHY don't they look!
11-13-2005, 04:57 PM
11-13-2005, 05:05 PM
:moreconf: , I recently got fined for taht, same situation, but I actually made it across WITHOUT getting airborn.
But the train was about 300 feet away, going at a steady 15 miles an hour.
11-13-2005, 09:22 PM
In some places, it can be like a longass wait for the train..15 mins or more. SO somtimes people make a habbit out of trying to beat it.
11-13-2005, 10:57 PM
These Florida stories always come in threes. Two more will be on the way soon this week.;)
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