Thursday, May 15, 2008
I know most of you don't know who Jessica Jacobs is, but she's an Australian television star and she was just 17. Apparently she and her brother were at a train station in Melbourne when she somehow fell off the platform and into the path of an oncoming train.
My heart just goes out to her family, and especially to her brother who was standing right next to her when it happened. I can't imagine what it's like to be standing there chatting with your sister one second and then watching something tragic like that the next.
I hate train platforms. I honestly don't know why more people are not killed each year. You stand there two inches from the edge in rush hour with a million people pressed against you, sometimes you are underground, but sometimes you are outside and you would think people would trip or slip or something more often. I'm surprised that no one has really ever put barriers in place to try and prevent these types of accidents. I guess a certain number of people would need to die each year before the cost would be worth it, but it just seems so damn tragic.
This accident happened on Saturday but, because of the time zones and sun spots, and the fact that the message came in Morse Code, I didn't actually hear about it until today. Funeral services for the actress are going to be held on Friday. The photo above is Jessica with her brother.