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Taking Big Risks

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Taking Big Risks

Railroad crossing

Billy took a huge risk. He raced a train. He got hurt

A risk is when you take a chance. Some risks are small. Choosing what to eat is a small risk. You might not like the food. That is the only risk.

Some risks are big. Taking a big risk can hurt you.

  • Billy took a big risk.
  • Billy was at a railroad crossing.
  • A train was coming. The safety gates were coming down.
  • Billy chose to race the train.
  • Billy tried to get his wheelchair across the tracks before the train.
  • Billy crashed into the gates.
  • Billy broke his toe.
    • Billy's toe was hurt very badly.
    • Billy's toe had to be amputated, that is, cut off!