CNN is reporting that Tara Rose McAvoy, the reigning Miss Deaf Texas, was walking Monday near railroad tracks when she was struck by a Union Pacific train. According to witnesses, the train sounded its horn right up until the accident occurred.
Of the “4 Es” (Enforcement, Education, Engineering, and EMS), alas, only education can fix this one. If you are walking near train tracks, remember that in a battle with a train, you will lose, and you must be aware at all times of what is around you. I am curious why she didn’t feel the train coming; anyone who has worked with trains knows that you can generally feel the ground vibrate as a train approaches.