Man on cell phone killed by train

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

San Leandro (CA) – A man who was thoroughly engaged on a cell phone conversation was hit and killed by a train in San Leandro.  Apparently the man ignored all the warning horns, walked around the lowered gates and then went on the tracks.

The man was struck at 12:30 PM and has not yet been identified.  Crew members have told authorities that they saw the man talking on the phone and that all the lights and gates were working correctly.

We can't imagine what kind of conversation would cause someone to completely ignore reality and step onto some train tracks.  Nor can we imagine what the person on the other end would have heard.

Read more … San Francisco Chronicle.