Man talking on cell phone killed by Amtrak train

May 9, 2008 | Posted by: norwest rail | Full story: www.ble.org

SEATTLE - Police say a man struck and killed by an Amtrak train at Auburn was talking on a cell phone and apparently did not hear the horn.

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Joker-Smoker-Tok er

Rochester, NY

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May 9, 2008
 
also don't talk on your cell while driving. This is too bad though, in all seriousnees
Dumbo

Winnemucca, NV

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May 10, 2008
 
I wonder how much the family will sue the RR for?

Since: May 07

washington

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May 11, 2008
 
well he is from mexico, now his family will have lots of money and probably immigration cards and what ever else they can drum up...who knows..
I work that corridor, and 79 is the top passenger speed. It's too bad...
Dumbo wrote:
I wonder how much the family will sue the RR for?
UP Engr

Saint Charles, IL

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May 29, 2008
 
norwest rail wrote:
well he is from mexico, now his family will have lots of money and probably immigration cards and what ever else they can drum up...who knows..
I work that corridor, and 79 is the top passenger speed. It's too bad...
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Good morning norwest, didnt know how else to get a message to you, and this is off-topic -- but a young woman was killed in suburban Chicago, and topix is filled with comments perpetuating the myth that a person can be "sucked under" a passing train. Even at 79 mph, a train simply doesnt generate a vortex of wind strong enuff to suck anything underneath it much bigger than a candy wrapper - any thoughts on where to find a study on this ?

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