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for whom the cell tolls

By enelson
Thursday, March 20th, 2008 at 6:28 pm in Misc. Transportation.

News item:

ANDERSON _ A 29-year-old woman who was walking on railroad tracks while talking on her cell phone is recovering after being struck by a freight train.

The conductor of the Union Pacific train told authorities that Melinda Champion was talking on her phone when the train hit her from behind on Wednesday.

What’s going on with railroad crossings lately? Every time I turn around, I’m reminded of the unfortunate confluence of pedestrian and rail traffic. I know more people get killed at crosswalks, but trains are so much more dramatic.

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