Truck wrecks DART wires at Merrion Gates - Irish Rail irked

borntorum

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Some moron of a truck driver has driven through the Merrion Gates with a lifting arm up and has caused 'major' damage to the overhead wires. Trains on the southside are down until 6pm at least.

I can't remember seeing a press release quite like this one before (from irishrail.ie)

The genius truck driver in question had a lifting arm on the back of the truck which pulled down barriers, and extensive overhead wiring (as well as phone wiring in the area), and he subsequently fled the scene. Prosecution will follow.
Prosecution? This retard deserves shooting
 


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Do you hold such contempt for all retards? Maybe because the guy was retarded he didn't know any better...

Lol then again, he could simply have been a plonker
 

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Heh .... Irish Rail could have left "genius" out of that article piece ... shows the restrained fury tho ...
 

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Has to be the case. Otherwise he's a candidate for the Darwin awards.
Doesn't one have to suffer a fatality from one's stupidness to qualify for those? Tho in fairness yer man must have gone close enough on that front with those overhead wires

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Prosecution? This retard deserves shooting
(If guilty) he should be made cover the cost of repair, he should be jailed (14 days) for leaving the scene, and he should never be allowed behind the wheel of a vehicle again. IMO, that's about the level of penalty that should be imposed by any functioning society for such wilful negligence.
 
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(If guilty) he should be made cover the cost of repair, he should be jailed (14 days) for leaving the scene, and he should never be allowed behind the wheel of a vehicle again. IMO, that's about the level of penalty that should be imposed by any functioned society for such wilful negligence.
Stirring prescription.

What is your sentence for the people who have done wreck to our economy?
 

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What's wrong with using the word "genius"??

Heh .... Irish Rail could have left "genius" out of that article piece ... shows the restrained fury tho ...
Are you suggesting that they shouldn't have allowed their fury to show?

They got their collective anger and contempt across while staying within the law of libel.

Full marks to whoever cleared that press release - more plain speaking is what the country needs not weasel words and euphemisms.
 

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Irish Rail have been very fortright in their descriptions of these clowns who hit bridges etc. Wasn't there an almost comical incident on Custom House Quay where some tool tried to squeeze under the loop line bridge? The driver in today's incident should never be let behind the wheel of a truck again. What a fcking idiot!
 

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Anyone who has commuted by train or Dart in Dublin over the years, will know how often trains are delayed/cancelled by bridge strikes.
Usually it amounts to nothing, and normal service resumes after a while, but it seems to happen more frequently than it should.

In my locality, a pedestrian bridge, crossing the road and railway, was destroyed by a large construction vehicle, about 4 years ago. The road was being resurfaced, so the idiot driving the vehicle had been working for days within sight of the bridge.

The bridge remained out of action for over two years while Irish Rail, Fingal CC, and the construction company argued over who should foot the bill. The bridge had provided easy pedestrian access to a large public park. The only alternative pedestrian access to the park involved walking an extra mile along a busy country road with no paths and a steep gradient.
Irish Rail eventually replaced the bridge following pressure from the local political heads, including Trevor Sargent, who lives nearby.

Personally, I always felt the construction company should have footed the bill, but this does not appear to have happened.
 

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About time they start jailing these muppets. When I was commuting on the DART, it was a regular occurence. The amount of chaos created by one careless driver means that drastic action is needed.

P.
 

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Stirring prescription.

What is your sentence for the people who have done wreck to our economy?
Even as pathetically naked attempts to drag threads off topic go, this is especially poor. Put some effort into your trolling at least.
 

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About time they start jailing these muppets. When I was commuting on the DART, it was a regular occurence. The amount of chaos created by one careless driver means that drastic action is needed.

P.

Is there scope to lower the road here underneath the rail line by shifting the junction south a hundred yarsd or so. Wouldn't fancy feckin' about with the soil so close to the seashore and there may be one or two properties needed to do it but the level crossing here is a disaster for traffic
 

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UPDATE: According to rte.ie, they still haven't found the driver, although Irish Rail claim to be 'confident' that they'll nab him

A search is under way in Dublin for the driver of a truck who ran off after his vehicle crashed into the Merrion Gates in the south of the city leading to disruption of the DART service.
Iarnród Éireann said it was confident the truck driver responsible would be caught as CCTV is in place at Merrion Gates and the registration number of the truck has been identified.
RTÉ News: Search for driver after DART disruption
 

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Further update: Irish Rail are now saying that services won't be back today, and they are hoping that everything will be back to normal tomorrow :x:x:x

And they've altered their press release online :p

The truck driver in question had a lifting arm on the back of the truck which pulled down barriers, and extensive overhead wiring, and he subsequently fled the scene. Eyewitnesses confirmed the registration for Gardaí, and together with CCTV from the crossing, we are confident a prosecution will follow.
 

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What a lot of inconvenience one eejit has caused for so many people. It could also have been worse. Back in 1975 another eejiit damaged a bridge and derailed a train near Gorey, Co. Wexford. Five people were killed and quite a few more injured.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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And they've altered their press release online :p
Indeed

1) Prosecution will follow.

to:

2) we are confident a prosecution will follow.

I'm not sure if they are the prosecution authority under some rail bye laws... if they are: they would have endangered their prosecution with statement 1 above (far too categorical as it shows their mind is made up)

cYp
 


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