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Woman run down by freight train while running on the tracks with headphones on
The Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ryan Gorman

Posted on 04/11/2014 9:17:17 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A California woman was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train while wearing headphones as she jogged along busy tracks near a popular hiking trail.

Janaki Rose Hayes, 27, of Truckee, was wearing headphones that fully covered her ears and did not hear the blaring horn as the steel beast bared down on her around 1.45 p.m., police said.

Investigators believe she was jogging towards a trail for the bulk of her workout and that the death was an accident, sources told the Sacramento Bee.

Hayes, who had recently moved from Oregon to the small town just north of Lake Tahoe, was just short of the pedestrian bridge when the Union Pacific train caught up to her, cops said.

‘We concluded from our investigation that her intent was to cross the river at some point to access the Legacy Trail for a jog,’ Police Chief Adam McGill in a news release.

She was headed westbound on the rails. The operators slowed the train but could not stop in time to avoid hitting her.

‘It appears the train operators did not contribute to this accident and did all they could to avoid it,’ said McGill.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: california; darwinaward; janakirosehayes; stupid; truckee
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Woman run down by freight train she did not hear coming while running on the tracks with headphones on

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1 posted on 04/11/2014 9:17:17 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: al baby; Albion Wilde; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; Gefn; GunsareOK; JRios1968; Lazamataz; ...

Yep, that’s what happens, all right . . .

DANG!


2 posted on 04/11/2014 9:17:56 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Paging Darwin...!


3 posted on 04/11/2014 9:18:41 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“A California woman...”

Shocked....


4 posted on 04/11/2014 9:20:42 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

should it have swerved?


5 posted on 04/11/2014 9:22:44 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Slings and Arrows

Jog, they say. It’ll extend your life, they say.


6 posted on 04/11/2014 9:22:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It seems running is bad for you health!!!


7 posted on 04/11/2014 9:22:54 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
did not hear the blaring horn as the steel beast bared down on her

I believe that should be "bore down on her"

8 posted on 04/11/2014 9:22:57 AM PDT by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“death was an accident,”

Not a feature of her workout program, then?


9 posted on 04/11/2014 9:24:05 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You gotta love those noise-cancelling headphones . . . they can even drown out the sound of a blaring train horn.


10 posted on 04/11/2014 9:26:28 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I am shockedl by the numbers of people I see, who are buried in their phones and texting as they walk along in public. And the people walking or jogging with their ears stuffed with earphones or ear.b
ear buds.

There’s some evidence that such people are more likely to be crime victims, because of their lack of awareness.

ss.


11 posted on 04/11/2014 9:26:29 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She should have just explained to the train that she was a strong, independent woman and had just as much right to be on those tracks as the train.


12 posted on 04/11/2014 9:26:43 AM PDT by SIDENET
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Running down railroad tracks with sound-eliminating headphones on, and likely blaring high tempo running music.

Sometimes it is very hard to argue against Darwinism.

13 posted on 04/11/2014 9:26:54 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama takes a selfie. Putin takes Crimea.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; All
lookee here..*grin*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw&feature=youtube_gdata_player


14 posted on 04/11/2014 9:27:36 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

15 posted on 04/11/2014 9:28:08 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Drawsing
Maybe the beast WAS bored down on her.

Sorry.

Seriously, I was walking on some railroad tracks in Virginia and was shocked to learn how hard it can be to hear a train when the air and wind conditions are right. I nearly got run over, and I wasn't wearing headphones.

16 posted on 04/11/2014 9:28:20 AM PDT by jumpingcholla34
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Stoned “Woman run down by freight train she did not hear coming while running on the tracks with headphones on”?


17 posted on 04/11/2014 9:28:46 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ..Benghazi Clinton Alert)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She was beautiful. What a shame.


18 posted on 04/11/2014 9:29:18 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Great way to get mugged or worse...Might as well wear a sign on your back also, I’m an idiot rob me!


19 posted on 04/11/2014 9:30:59 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I really feel for the train operators. That had to have been the most helpless, heartbreaking feeling in the world.


20 posted on 04/11/2014 9:32:16 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m sorry for her death but this may reflect a certain arrogance that many joggers and bicyclists have in this state. Or she was just plain dumb.


21 posted on 04/11/2014 9:32:26 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

No doubt another fanatical Obama supporter displaying her massive intellect. “Like ohmagawd, like WHUT is a train doing like totally on these train tracks?”


22 posted on 04/11/2014 9:33:07 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What an idiot.


23 posted on 04/11/2014 9:33:25 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How do you run on train tracks? I run a lot and while they are often nice pathways through town or wilderness, one missed step on a gap between ties while running at a good pace, and you will sprain an ankle or fall on your face.


24 posted on 04/11/2014 9:33:42 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Death due to stupid. I'm sorry for the family but she did something very stupid. I'm sure there will now be litigation because it was not posted that trains run on train tracks.
25 posted on 04/11/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: PGR88

26 posted on 04/11/2014 9:38:06 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Huskrrrr

...this may reflect a certain arrogance that many joggers and bicyclists have...


In Seattle I bicycle commuted for a couple of decades. The thing that ended it was cell phones. I put it this way: Thanks to cell phones and texting, it’s always Saturday at 2:00 am.

That is a really dangerous time to be on the road on a bicycle.


27 posted on 04/11/2014 9:41:48 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Norm Lenhart
“A California woman...” Shocked...

i know! this would never happen in a red state...

28 posted on 04/11/2014 9:41:48 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

I knew I’d get hell for that one ;)

No, not all Cali women are stereotypes. I admit it. But you gotta admit that she sure does fir the clueless Valley Girl profile.

the train sire thought so ;)


29 posted on 04/11/2014 9:45:57 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I heard sirens on the train tracks
Howlin’ naked, gettin’ nuder.
An alter boy’s been hit by a local commuter.
Just from walking with his back turned
to the train that was coming so slow.

- John Prine, “Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFD2wZaBciY

RIP


30 posted on 04/11/2014 9:47:35 AM PDT by PLMerite
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To: Norm Lenhart

Use common sense people. You wouldn’t jog down the middle of a road because cars might come along. So same reason, don’t jog on the tracks, because a train might come along.


31 posted on 04/11/2014 9:54:04 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She is responsible for her death, but it is still very sad and not something to make light of. I hope people reading this story will be more careful around train tracks.


32 posted on 04/11/2014 10:03:28 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: ColdOne

^^It seems running is bad for you health!!!^^

It killed Jim Fixx, the running guru.


33 posted on 04/11/2014 10:04:04 AM PDT by wrench
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She couldn’t feel the vibrations?


34 posted on 04/11/2014 10:05:29 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Paging Darwin...!

What are the odds she has a Darwin medallion on her car?

35 posted on 04/11/2014 10:05:52 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: trisham

“She was beautiful. What a shame.”

...

Would it not be a shame if she wasn’t beautiful?

.


36 posted on 04/11/2014 10:08:20 AM PDT by Mears
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To: jumpingcholla34
Seriously, I was walking on some railroad tracks in Virginia and was shocked to learn how hard it can be to hear a train when the air and wind conditions are right.

One of the first warnings I got when I began railfanning was that "these @#$%!&s can sneak up on you if you aren't paying attention." How true! An acquaintance of mine was servicing cabooses at a small yard during a light winter snowfall, and a car that had been kicked from the far end rolled past him more quietly than the ambient noise level. Because he was walking outside the rails as he should have been - and was also a skinny lad - he got nothing but a scare out of the event. I had a similar experience a few years later while in the company of a railroad official and it helped to reinforce my respect for the rules.

Mr. niteowl77

37 posted on 04/11/2014 10:12:15 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("Why do we go to Iowa? Because that's where the suckers are.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Everybody sing along..."Dumb ways to die.....so many dumb ways to die....."

38 posted on 04/11/2014 10:25:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

LOL! My first thought also.


39 posted on 04/11/2014 10:26:47 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: a fool in paradise

Who was it that once said, ‘I get all the exercise I need being a pall bearer for my friends that exercise.’ Excuse the pall if I misspelled it.


40 posted on 04/11/2014 10:29:12 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Drawsing

You write in English? You’re a member of a dying breed.


41 posted on 04/11/2014 10:30:59 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That was exactly my reaction.
My daughter lives about 500 ft from a railroad track (thankfully only about 2 trains a day come past).
You can feel the “vibe” in the house.


42 posted on 04/11/2014 10:34:37 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: PGR88
How do you run on train tracks? I run a lot ...
Thirty two years for me. NEVER even considered running on train tracks.
43 posted on 04/11/2014 10:38:08 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Headphones
44 posted on 04/11/2014 10:40:47 AM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Jog, they say. It’ll extend your life, they say.

Things like this never happen when I sleep on the sofa.

45 posted on 04/11/2014 10:41:26 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Flick Lives

Staying in bed isn’t so healthy after all...

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jonathan-toubin-talks-for-the-first-time-about-his-freak-accident-20120129

“The DJ was hit by a cab that crashed into his hotel room while he was sleeping.”


46 posted on 04/11/2014 10:43:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Flick Lives
That's what you think...

47 posted on 04/11/2014 10:44:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
She couldn’t feel the vibrations?

She probably thought her headphones had really good bass response.

48 posted on 04/11/2014 10:45:05 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: freedomlover
were you looking for me?


49 posted on 04/11/2014 11:03:17 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Maybe she was listening to the Beach Boys. Good good good good vibrations.....

But seriously I thought the same thing.

50 posted on 04/11/2014 11:06:15 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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