22.6.14

RESPECT THE SUCTION.

Parents used to warn their children not to stand too close to passing trains, because of the risk of being blown under the wheels by the turbulence.

There's a fine line between thrill-seeking and living dangerously, and that turbulence has mutated into a dangerous cheap thrill called breezing.
After viewing a video provided by Union Pacific Railroad, Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta said it’s likely a 14-year-old boy was engaging in an activity called “breezing” when the teen was fatally struck by a train last month in Maple Park.
A young man is dead, a family grieving, an engineer and conductor will be having nightmares, and perhaps somewhere some other youngster will suggest to a classmate that standing too close to the tracks for the wind-rush might not be such a good idea.

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