Amtrak 352 strikes trespasser 6/9/21

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Amtrak 352 strikes trespasser 6/9/21

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Yesterday 352 unfortunately struck and killed a trespasser in Ann Arbor. It is all too common for people to walk on the tracks in this area.

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Re: Amtrak 352 strikes trespasser 6/9/21

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There was a guy on the Amtrak subreddit who was on that train and, among other things, was wondering why they wouldn't just let the people off the train & walk down the tracks to the station.

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PerRock wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:07 am
There was a guy on the Amtrak subreddit who was on that train and, among other things, was wondering why they wouldn't just let the people off the train & walk down the tracks to the station.

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Re: Amtrak 352 strikes trespasser 6/9/21

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Idiots use the r-o-w as a hiking trail all the way out to the 40 signal, crossing from one side to the other or right beside the tracks....it sure would be nice if that high-dollar fence MDOT has been putting up would get put up thru this area as well

As for the comment about why psgrs couldn't get off the train, Amtrak is responsible for a person's travel between the two points listed on their ticket....pretty sure they don't want people getting off the train to walk into a station and then have said person get hurt somehow....there are already too many frivolous lawsuits nowadays

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Buster Manning wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:52 pm
Idiots use the r-o-w as a hiking trail all the way out to the 40 signal, crossing from one side to the other or right beside the tracks....it sure would be nice if that high-dollar fence MDOT has been putting up would get put up thru this area as well

As for the comment about why psgrs couldn't get off the train, Amtrak is responsible for a person's travel between the two points listed on their ticket....pretty sure they don't want people getting off the train to walk into a station and then have said person get hurt somehow....there are already too many frivolous lawsuits nowadays
Exactly. I am under the impression this happened west of 37… that would be a bit of a hike to the station anyways not that a random passenger might know that.
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Re: Amtrak 352 strikes trespasser 6/9/21

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Here's the same link but without the pesky Google Amp thing.

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