Skip to comments.(Oblivious) Maryland Man Struck by Train Was Wearing Earbuds, Didnít Hear Its Horn: Police
Posted on 05/12/2013 11:04:36 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
Maryland man struck by train was wearing earbuds, didnt hear its horn: police
Kevin Scott Street, 37, was killed by a CSX freight train in Joppa, Md., on Thursday. Authorities said he turned at the last minute, but it was too late.
A 37-year-old man who was killed by a train in Joppa, Md., didnt hear it barreling down the tracks because he was tuned in to his earbuds rather than his surroundings, police said.
Kevin Scott Street, of Aberdeen, Md., was hit by a 20-car freight train around 12:11 p.m. on Thursday.
The train sounded its horn as it approached, but Street, who was walking on the tracks, did not appear to hear it because he was wearing headphones, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said in a press release. He reportedly turned around at the last minute, but he did not have enough time to get away.
The CSX train was on its way from North Bergen, N.J., to Jacksonville, Fla., according to the Baltimore Sun.
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Those must be some REALLY close fitting ear buds............
I should think he could feel the ground trembling, though.
Maryland has been in the news a lot lately.
He needed a “Seeing Eye Person” like they have in NYC:
Just guessing, but maybe a suicide, yet wanted his family to take some “comfort” in the thought it might have been an accident.
Were they made by ACME?
“I hear the train a-coming,
It’s coming down the track.”
Oh wait, I guess he didn’t .
Sad story soon to be repeated by Obama voters (well, those who actually work for a living) as Obamacare train bears down on them.
At least Mr. Street didn’t take with him those who didn’t have their ears plugged.
That may have been why he turned around. It probably would have been better for him if he hadn’t. He could have had an instant demise rather than preceding it with a brief moment of terror.
I heard sirens on the train track howl naked gettin' nuder,
An altar boy's been hit by a local commuter
Just from walking with his back turned
To the train that was coming so slow.
One of my fav John Prine songs.
It sounds like he did feel the ground shaking probably 1-2 seconds before impact. I get the feeling that an altered state figured into the mix. Maybe alcohol or drugs but that's just a SWAG.
That was so bad.
Hard to believe he didn’t hear a blowing train horn as it approached in enough time to get off the track. It did say he turned before he was hit but damn I just don’t understand how he didn’t hear it further out as loud as those horns are.
Your comment is valid, however I wonder if the fellow was also under the influence of booze or drugs?
Obviously earbuds must be outlawed.
I constantly wear earphones since I listen to audiobooks whenever I am not at work or home (read: in the car) but I do wear them when I walk for exercise.
That said, I assume full responsibility for my well being, and stay tuned into my environment visually, and never move to change direction or walk across a road without swiveling my head and looking.
Not everyone is as careful as I am, though.
Walking down train tracks wearing ear buds is akin to walking through woods full of grizzly bears with salmon steaks around your neck.
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