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It hurts just to read about it

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Two Nats fans killed on the way to the ballpark on Friday.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/12/AR2008071201610.html?sid=ST2008071400858&pos=list
     
  2. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    I read about it and, indeed, it did hurt just to do that.

    I suppose the Nationals won't be contracting open-top buses any longer. One thing that struck me from the article was this:

    In this case, "he" is the district's transportation director. I would have thought there'd be a separate rule for open-top buses already.
     
  3. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Reminds of what happened with a K-State fan bus two years ago ...

    http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/nov/20/kstate_bus_riders_hit_overpass/
     
  4. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    If I read this correctly, there were 16 people on the upper deck of the bus. 14 made the ride just fine; the two who died were standing up, possibly even standing on the seats.

    I'm sorry these two young men lost their lives. But, similar to the kid who was decapitated by the rollercoaster, their stupidity was the primary cause of death.

    Not sure a very poor decision choice by two individuals warrants changing, or perhaps eliminating, a service that many thousands of others can and have enjoyed.
     
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