Skip to comments.Woman run down by freight train while running on the tracks with headphones on
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.
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