Thursday, March 18, 2010

18-Year-Old Survives Train Accident with only Minor Injuries

A man luckily survived and ended up only with minor injuries after being hit by three train cars yesterday morning.

According to a Sheriff’s Department officer, the train accident occurred at the tracks on Valley Boulevard at Puente Avenue at about 8:45 am.

The 18-year-old man apparently did not hear the train horns and the yelling of the conductor because he was wearing a headphone.

The conductor pulled the emergency brakes and was able to slow down the train to about 20 mph.

He got hit three times on the side but luckily did not get pulled under.

According to responding paramedics, the man sustained minor injuries but was coherent and able to respond to questions.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment and more tests.

Witnesses told deputies that the crossing signals and flashing red lights were functioning properly during the accident.

He was lucky that he did not sustain any serious injuries because I highly doubt that the railroad company’s insurance company would approve his personal injury claim since the accident was caused by his own negligence.

Hopefully he has learned his lesson and remembers that he almost died because of his headphone.