Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dude gets hit by a train because he was to busy text messaging.

Officials think that Zachariah Smith was so engrossed in sending a text message Monday that he didn't notice a train - until it hit him as he crossed tracks in Elmwood Place.

Smith, 18, was waiting to cross the tracks. The gates were down to allow a CSX train to continue its southbound route. When that train passed, Smith, apparently too intent on texting, was hit by a northbound Norfolk Southern train that he didn't see coming from the other direction. He was thrown about 50 feet. » Full article here



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