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Offline Chris_

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Moron of the day award......
« on: January 04, 2008, 07:55:30 AM »
Driver cited in Bedford train-car crash caused by GPS mishap

By NICOLE NEROULIAS
THE JOURNAL NEWS

(Original publication: January 3, 2008)

BEDFORD HILLS - A 32-year-old Californian whose rental car got smashed by a Metro-North train last night was issued a minor summons for causing the fiery crash that stranded railroad commuters for hours.

Bo Bai, a computer technician from Sunnyvale who said he was merely trusting his car's global positioning system when he steered onto the tracks, was cited for obstructing a railroad crossing, officials said this afternoon.

The railroad's Harlem Division trains were back on schedule this morning after crews spent hours repairing more than 200 feet of the electrified "third" rail damaged by the crash, said Dan Brucker, Metro-North spokesman.

Bai, who has been working in Fishkill, was driving west on Green Lane around 7 p.m., and told Metropolitan Transportation Authority police the GPS system instructed him to turn right as he was crossing the tracks. He was headed for the Saw Mill River Parkway, just past the tracks.

He got stuck, tried unsuccessfully to reverse and finally abandoned the 2006 Ford Focus minutes before it was slammed by a northbound Metro-North Harlem Line train, MTA police said.

"As the car is driving over the tracks, the GPS system tells him to turn right, and he turns right onto the railroad tracks," said Brucker. "That's how it happened."

Brucker added, "He tried to stop the train by waving his arms, which apparently was not totally effective in slowing the train."


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Re: Moron of the day award......
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008, 03:47:38 PM »
"He tried to stop the train by waving his arms, which apparently was not totally effective in slowing the train."

Ya think?

Bahahahahaha
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Re: Moron of the day award......
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008, 04:22:37 PM »
"He tried to stop the train by waving his arms, which apparently was not totally effective in slowing the train."

Ya think?

Bahahahahaha


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Re: Moron of the day award......
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008, 04:44:02 PM »
"He tried to stop the train by waving his arms, which apparently was not totally effective in slowing the train."

Ya think?

Bahahahahaha

OMG, was going to post the same thing!!!  :bwah:

Something this made me think about though is how people in general are losing self-reliance. Technology is a great TOOL to help make things easier, but total dependence on it without a back up plan is obviously *cough* above story *cough* not a good idea. These are still only computers...it's up to people to have common sense when taking their advice.

Another side note, is it any wonder that as people get less self-reliant they move more to the left and cradle to grave handholding? :confused:

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Re: Moron of the day award......
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008, 04:56:03 PM »
it's up to people to have common sense when taking their advice....
is it any wonder that as people get less self-reliant they move more to the left and cradle to grave handholding? :confused:

And there you have it.  Liberals have already checked their common sense at the door (see: arresting fourth grader for bringing a steak knife to cut the steak she packed in her lunch box, herself), and now their goal is to strip the rest of us of ours, so we'll march in lock-step nicer.
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Re: Moron of the day award......
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008, 05:01:19 PM »
it's up to people to have common sense when taking their advice....
is it any wonder that as people get less self-reliant they move more to the left and cradle to grave handholding? :confused:

And there you have it.  Liberals have already checked their common sense at the door (see: arresting fourth grader for bringing a steak knife to cut the steak she packed in her lunch box, herself), and now their goal is to strip the rest of us of ours, so we'll march in lock-step nicer.

Yep, you got it, lp.