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Published: Sunday, Dec. 20 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

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Why in the world would anyone over the age of 12 hop onto a coupler. This makes no sense to me at all. My prayers are with this mans family and this whole foolish act could of been prevented with a half ounce of common sense.

Patrick Kelly

Well, that was the grossest thing I've read in a while. Did readers, the family of the victim, or anyone else need the gory specifics of this poor man's demise?

I'm sure that the people on the train, passers-by and the medical response team would happily give a lot not to have those images burned in their heads, and now you have shared them with the world.

Wouldn't "the victim was crushed" or better yet, "the victim was killed in an accident" have been sufficient information for the public?

Do you suppose the family is happy to look in the paper and have to relive the accident, or worse see it for the first time? Should they have to suffer again by having the accident and it's specific details up for public debate on these comment boards?

I guess that blood sells, but I say shame on the D-news for putting this kind of information into the public forum.

Please show more consideration for the families of victims in the future.

My condolences and prayers to the family.


Um, I hope no one UNDER the age of 12 would jump on one either.


Just somebody trying to get a free ride. Probably someone unemployed or very little income.


The trax is FREE downtown.


We were taking our kids to see the lights at Temple Square and we were on that train when it happened...very sickening to hear and feel the thump and then the confusion as suddenly lots of sirens show up and you don't know whats going on...kids are confused...the poor driver was almost in shock...put a cloud over the whole night...very sad...very odd to happen at Christmas time


sounds like an attempted suicide.

let's not assume

that the guy knew Trax was FREE. If that is the case - makes it even sadder.

Just A Way Of Life

It's what these people do.


what do you mean by "these people"? The man deserves a little respect he's dead.

Re: Just A Way Of Life | 7:43

wow. "these people"? judge much? get a life.

Zadruga Guy

Privacy laws only cover the living. And why does the man "deserve respect"? He showed none to the people who were on the train, for example.

And anyway, describing specifically what occurred to the man's legs will hopefully help deter others from trying to do something similar.

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