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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.
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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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Yep, that’s what happens, all right . . .
“A California woman...”
should it have swerved?
Jog, they say. It’ll extend your life, they say.
It seems running is bad for you health!!!
I believe that should be "bore down on her"
“death was an accident,”
Not a feature of her workout program, then?
You gotta love those noise-cancelling headphones . . . they can even drown out the sound of a blaring train horn.
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
There’s some evidence that such people are more likely to be crime victims, because of their lack of awareness.
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.
Sometimes it is very hard to argue against Darwinism.
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.
Stoned “Woman run down by freight train she did not hear coming while running on the tracks with headphones on”?
She was beautiful. What a shame.
Great way to get mugged or worse...Might as well wear a sign on your back also, I’m an idiot rob me!
I really feel for the train operators. That had to have been the most helpless, heartbreaking feeling in the world.
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.
No doubt another fanatical Obama supporter displaying her massive intellect. “Like ohmagawd, like WHUT is a train doing like totally on these train tracks?”
What an idiot.
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.
...this may reflect a certain arrogance that many joggers and bicyclists have...
That is a really dangerous time to be on the road on a bicycle.
i know! this would never happen in a red state...
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 ;)
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)”
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.
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.
^^It seems running is bad for you health!!!^^
It killed Jim Fixx, the running guru.
She couldn’t feel the vibrations?
What are the odds she has a Darwin medallion on her car?
“She was beautiful. What a shame.”
Would it not be a shame if she wasn’t beautiful?
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.
Everybody sing along..."Dumb ways to die.....so many dumb ways to die....."
LOL! My first thought also.
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.
You write in English? You’re a member of a dying breed.
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.
Things like this never happen when I sleep on the sofa.
Staying in bed isn’t so healthy after all...
“The DJ was hit by a cab that crashed into his hotel room while he was sleeping.”
She probably thought her headphones had really good bass response.
But seriously I thought the same thing.