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Oregon man posing for selfie hit and killed by Amtrak train.

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Oregon man posing for selfie hit and killed by Amtrak train
Has getting the ultimate selfie begun to become a literally fatal pursuit…?

In the latest spate of lethal taking selfies episode, an Oregon man was hit and killed this weekend by an Amtrak train whilst posing for a selfie with his girlfriend along a Tacoma to Portland trip.

A report via the Oregonian tells that an unidentified man stopped on railway tracks along Kalama River to smoke and take pictures with his girlfriend.

From there he proceeded to cross in front of a northbound Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train which at the time was approaching the couple circa 10:28 a.m, Saturday morning.

Catastrophe would strike when unbeknownst to the man a train approaching from the southbound set of tracks was also fast approaching as he stepped out in the middle of both train tracks in the midst of taking a selfie, leading to him being struck told Charlie Rosenzweig, a Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputy.

Miraculously the man’s girlfriend would be left uninjured in the incident, whilst the man is said to have died at the scene. His identity is slated to be released once his next of kin are notified.

BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas would tell AP that more than 30 trespassers were fatally injured after being struck by trains in 2013 and 2014 on its tracks in Washington state.

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  • Tanooki

    Soon to be featured on the Darwin Awards site for sure.

  • p5uwtCq

    (Parody Of “Stand Back” by Stevie Nicks)

    He should have looked
    Trains pass by
    A sure indication that he would die
    Train horn blew again and again
    Should’ve looked behind him and then ran

    100 tons of cold steel
    Isn’t something that you want to feel
    How dumb can you be
    On railroad tracks
    Taking a selfie?

    Stand back, stand back
    Out of the path of the train
    Or you will feel great pain
    It’s not right, it’s not right
    To be standing on those rails
    (Standing on those rails)
    One thing never fails
    You will die

    La, la, la-la, la, la, laaa, la-la
    La, laaaa
    La, la, la-la, laaaaa

    Do not turn away my friend
    A train is coming just around the bend
    Did someone call your name?
    Called you insane?

    Could have walked away from there
    Your lack of attention was proof
    That you did not care
    One train could not stall
    They hit the brakes too late
    And that was all

    Amtrak, Amtrak
    If you’re in the path of the train
    Then you will feel great pain
    It’s not right, it’s not right
    To be standing on those rails
    (Standing on those rails)
    One thing never fails
    You will die