|Mateus Moore and his girlfriend Mickayla Friend were hit by a train. Mateus would push his girlfriend out of the way of the train. He would pay the ultimate sacrifice for his actions.|
I understand that it's considered an easier way to get through the streets. It's so interesting to see where a train goes. It's kinda of cool that a train passes through a tunnel or over a bridge.
But why on earth would young teens continue to walk on railroad tracks?
It is extremely dangerous for anyone to walk on railroad tracks. No matter what the situation, a train can come and you wouldn't even know it. Many people paid the price for trespassing on the tracks.
It's a class A misdemeanor for anyone caught on the railroad tracks. The individual could be arrested for trespassing or impeding on the right-of-way of transit.
It's a CLASS THREE FELONY if you're caught putting something on the tracks to derail or impede on the transit of a train. You can go to the iron college if you put something on the tracks and cause a train to derail.
If you're stuck on the tracks call the police or the rail company to inform the operator of the train.
A train can't stop like a car and semi-truck. It could take up to a full mile to come to a complete stop.
California teen paid the ultimate price. He died a hero trying to save his girlfriend.
They were walking on the tracks in Maysville. They were heading to a school dance when they hear a train was approaching. Upon the impact of a train, the teen Mateus Moore pushed his girlfriend, Mickayla Friend out of the way. He was hit and immediately killed.
Friend barely survived. She is in the local hospital in critical condition.
The train hit them both, but Mateus died, while Mickayla is alive in the ICU. Despite Mickayla's serious injuries, her mom says the 16-year-old told her, "I remember Mateus turning and looking back. I remember him pushing me out of the way of the train." A witness says he saw the same thing: "They would have both been underneath that train if he didn't push her out of the way at the last second." Mateus' dad says he's proud of his son.
Eric Stark, an 11-year-old who was at the nearby Little League field when the impact occurred, said Moore pushed Friend out of the way at the last second.
"I heard the train, and it was honking a lot, and it didn't stop honking," Stark told News 10. "Right when they turned around, it was too late, and then the guy, he pushed the girl out of the way, but she still got hit by the train. And it sucked him in sort of and ran him over."
Stark's father, Shawn Stark, also saw the incident and believes that Moore's actions saved the girl. "They would have both been underneath that train if he didn't push her out of the way at the last second," he told KCRA.
|Family devastated. How could their teens choose to walk the tracks instead of the streets.|
"He loved her more than anyone," Friend's sister, Alithya Friend, told News 10.
Officials say the train's emergency brake system was initiated, but the train was unable to stop in time. Officials also say there is no evidence that either teen was intoxicated or wearing headphones.
Earlier this month a teen was killed after she tried to retrieve her iPhone off the tracks and misjudged the train's impact. Jenna Betti was killed when she and her boyfriend were walking on active tracks.
She would at first avoid the train but she dropped her phone. She got caught off guard by the train's speed and was hit on impact.
We here at Journal de la Reyna send our condolences to the families Mateus Moore and Jenna Betti.
We also send our prayers to the family of Mickayla Friend.