Ever have one of those days when you feel like....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TLS, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    You've been hit by a TRAIN???
    :eek:

    UPDATED: 9:48 a.m. EDT September 10, 2003
    A 48-year-old Smyrna, Del., man is facing DUI charges after state police say he drove his lawn tractor across railroad tracks and was hit by a 21-car freight train.

    Police spokesman Lt. Tim Winstead said Charles Melvin was airlifted to Christiana Hospital. He was admitted with broken bones, facial fractures and cuts.

    The accident happened around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday on Blackbird Greenspring Road, near Smyrna.

    According to police, the freight train was northbound and was approaching a section of track that crosses a privately owned drive where Melvin was mowing the lawn.

    Winstead says railroad workers slowed the train but couldn't stop it as it approached the crossing. Melvin was thrown from the tractor.



    "Honey, I'm home early from mowin', hit another train today!"

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  2. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
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    OUCH! I bet that will make him look both ways next time
     
  3. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mowing that grass between the tracks will getcha everytime.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    :rolleyes: Geez,... and we think it's bad when we hit golf balls, and such. I'll tell you one thing,.... THAT is one tough tractor!:p
     
  5. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    Drinking while operating a lawn mower. Makes me wonder how straight his stripes were. What a maroon! What a nin-cow-poop! I don't feel bad for anyone who operates machinery under the influence of anything. I feel bad for the train engeneer. Poor guy is going to have nightmares because of that dumb arse drunk.
     

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