Train Fatalities Bring Safety Warning
“It’s easy to think you don’t see a train coming and haven’t seen one there for weeks, and that’s just when the tragedy occurs. There have been many cases across the country of people, mostly teenagers, wearing headphones or ear buds with some musical device walking on tracks and not hearing a train approach.”
Maloney says the man killed on Monday, identified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s office as 24-year-old Scott Stevens of Warminster, was wearing ear buds at the time and walking with his back to the train. He says walking on the gravel off to the side of the tracks is also dangerous, and that’s where one of two people killed last June in Lansdale was walking.