Rail victims had hand in their demise

August 23, 2012

Two foolish, under-aged, teenage girls drinking and sitting on a freight train bridge, dangling their feet 20 feet above the street at midnight while Tweeting ("Derailed lives," Aug. 22), then buried in coal?

The girls contributed significantly to their tragic demise. As in "self-inflicted."

The Sun's coverage included information about CSX accidents of the past ("CSX has history of Md. mishaps"). Why not a companion article about the jobs and economic benefit that CSX brings to Maryland and the danger of trespassing on railroad tracks and freight train bridges?

A city the size of Baltimore should have a responsible and mature newspaper managed by responsible and mature editors. Not editors with the maturity and mentality of the unfortunate teenage girls.

Rick Sullivan, Lutherville

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