Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Poor Bloody Train Driver Just Gets Nightmares...

A mother who's dedicated her life to improving rail safety after her teenage daughter died on a level crossing in Essex has been honoured.
Tina Hughes lost her daughter Olivia Bazlington in 2005 when she and her friend Charlotte Thompson were hit by a train as they walked over the train tracks at Elsenham in Essex. Olivia was 14, Charlotte was 13. Mrs Hughes has been made an MBE for her campaign to improve safety on crossings.
Life just doesn't seem very fair sometimes, does is?

6 comments:

ivan said...

I believe the statement is: It was always thus.

The thing I have never been able to work out is why stupidity is rewarded. This woman is firmly shutting the stable door after the horses have bolted. If she wanted to do any campaigning it should be about parents teaching the danger of railway tracks not trying to have british rail make the tracks impregnable, which they can never do - another case of the cart before the horse.

Joe Public said...

Totally agree Julia.

Sad as it is that the two girls lost their lives, they were teenagers, with heads that could swivel, eyes which could see, and, ears to hear with.

What they also lacked, was parents able to install common sense.

Perhaps its harsh, but Darwin was right.

One train of thought is that the parents should pay for all the disruption their offspring caused.

Anonymous said...

Travelling on the Transcenic train in New Zealand, I asked the train staff why there were no gates on the level crossings.They told me that if you did not realise that trains were dangerous, you were welcome to play on the tracks.

blueknight said...

(Sir) Jimmy Saville (OBE KCSG. Tells you all you need to know about the honours system.

wiggia said...

Judge for yourselves.............

http://www.londonintelligence.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/IMG_1111.jpg

JuliaM said...

"The thing I have never been able to work out is why stupidity is rewarded."

Because the powers that be want...no, NEED, more stupid people.

"Perhaps its harsh, but Darwin was right."

Sadly, modern humanity seems to be doing its best to thwart him...

"Judge for yourselves......"

Yup. Clear as could be.