Girl Killed Trying to Rescue Cell Phone From Railroad Tracks
Bill Quick

Girl, 14, struck and killed by train in Martinez – SFGate

Family members, friends and school officials are mourning the loss of a 14-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a train in Martinez when, according to her mother, she tried to retrieve a cell phone she had dropped on the tracks.

Jenna Betti was hit by an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway freight train east of Old Orchard Road near Howe Road about 5 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

Three crew members on board saw two people on the tracks, said railway spokeswoman Lena Kent. “Both individuals got off of the track,” she said, “and for some unknown reason, one of the individuals came back on the track.”

This is getting the usual kind of weepy coverage such incidents always garner, but you know?  Stupidity is occasionally fatal.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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