Thursday, April 29, 2010

Man Walks Dog, Killed by Train

Pedestrians should be cautious when walking near railroads where trains are likely to pass by and hit them. Deaths from these accidents continue to grow as a recent accident has again claimed the life of a man walking his dog.

A man who appears to be 30-year-old died after being clipped by a Coaster train that was going about 50mph at around 7:30 pm.

Reports indicate that the man was walking his Labrador and was heading east while crossing the railroad when he was struck by the Coaster train that was making its last northbound trip from Old Town station.

Authorities said that the conductor of the train only had seconds to react as the man appeared to be inattentive. No one in the train was reportedly injured and passengers were placed on busses to get to their destinations.

This truly is a sad way to die especially now that we know that something could have been done to avoid the collision.