Speeding Train Nearly Kills Sen. Richard Blumenthal While He Promotes Train Safety

April 21, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

What's faster than a speeding train? Apparently U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who was nearly clipped by one at a press conference on Friday while standing on a train platform. Ironically enough, Sen. Blumenthal (who is known on GamePolitics as a politician keen on passing laws against gaming and the video games industry at large) was at the train stop to promote train safety.

Apparently, like most politicians championing a cause, Sen. Blumenthal or his advisers don't have a clue about the subject matter. This becomes apparent if you watch the short video to your left; he is quite obviously a little too close to the train platform's edge. Perhaps he was demonstrating what not to do near in an area where a train comes rumbling through at high speeds on regular intervals.

The whole thing happened on Friday at a train stop in Milford, Connecticut. With his back turned to the tracks, an unidentified man declares, "Safety, as you know, is paramount..." just as an Amtrak train sped through the station, nearly killing the Senator and putting those around him in grave danger.

Luckily, no one was hurt. You can watch the short video to your left:


Comments

Re: Speeding Train Nearly Kills Sen. Richard Blumenthal ...

does anyone think his next target will be Train Simulator?

all kidding aside, it's good that nobody was hurt

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Speeding Train Nearly Kills Sen. Richard Blumenthal ...

Really don't see how he was 'nearly killed'...

Re: Speeding Train Nearly Kills Sen. Richard Blumenthal ...

Stand near enough the tracks (that nice yellow line is an indicator) and when the train passes theres a chance a sort of vacuum may exist and literally just pull you into the train.

I always enjoy a good walk along the tracks, and playing with the pull has always been fun.. well.. when tossing things near to see what it'd rip in.

Re: Speeding Train Nearly Kills Sen. Richard Blumenthal ...

Once more the politicians in office have proven their ineptitude at fighting a cause...

shame it didn't whack him though. THAT would've been the ultimate irony, and it would've hit national news. This.. is probably being considered an "isolated" incident, with few reports out :/

if not.. his PR probably just nose dived..

Re: Speeding Train Nearly Kills Sen. Richard Blumenthal ...

That is why you never stand on the yellow line.

Re: Speeding Train Nearly Kills Sen. Richard Blumenthal ...

Well, it did prove his point, though at his own expense.

 
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