Train safety lessons prevent tragedy
The death of 13-year-old Reyhan Safoglu on a railroad track was tragic, but it was not “nobody’s fault” [“Just 10 seconds between hearing a siren to witnessing death,” Metro, June 30]. The Post would do well to include the railroad safety lesson these teens did not heed: Always assume a train is coming, no matter where or when. Trains cannot stop for pedestrians as cars and trucks can. Even overgrown tracks can have regular train traffic. Loitering on the tracks is not just dangerous, it is also illegal trespassing.
We can prevent tragedies like this one by teaching children to avoid train tracks, just as we teach them not to wander into roadways.
Thomas Capon, Berwyn Heights