Thursday, December 06, 2007

Man hit by train while talking on a cell phone

Imagine if you were the person on the other end of the phone when the train struck:

A pedestrian apparently absorbed in a cell phone call was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in San Leandro today after he walked around a lowered crossing gate and onto the tracks, authorities said.

The victim, a man who was not immediately identified, was struck at 12:30 p.m. by a northbound Capitol Corridor train at the Alvarado Street crossing, about 8 miles south of the Oakland station, Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.
I bet some politician will propose making it illegal to talk on your cell phone near the train station.