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Pedestrian/Train Accident - Albion, MI

Unread postby MQT3001 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:22 am

WOOD-TV8 wrote:ALBION, Mich. (WOOD) - Emergency crews are responding in downtown Albion where a person was hit by a train, 24 Hour News 8 has learned.

The incident happened just after 10 a.m. near East Superior Street and North Michigan Avenue.

A witness told 24 Hour News 8 that the victim was apparently riding a bike when he was struck. A medical helicopter was called to the area to assist, the witness said.

The victim's condition was not immediately available. Albion Department of Public Safety officers and other emergency officials are on the scene.

24 Hour News 8 will update this story as information becomes available.
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Re: Pedestrian/Train Accident - Albion, MI

Unread postby Clay320 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:30 am

Probably in rough shape if the called a bird in to take the pedestrian out.
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Re: Pedestrian/Train Accident - Albion, MI

Unread postby Larry G » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:53 am

http://www.wwmt.com/shared/newsroom/top-stories/stories/wwmt_man-bike-hit-train-4880.shtml

Ch 3 has a photo from scene at the above link. "He was run over by nine cars." According to the report.
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Re: Pedestrian/Train Accident - Albion, MI

Unread postby GTW6401 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:16 pm

NS B34 was the train involved.
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Re: Pedestrian/Train Accident - Albion, MI

Unread postby nssd70m-2 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:17 am

I just don't understand how stupid one can be to get hit by a train. Whenever I'm around/near railroad crossings, I'm extremely cautious and aware of my surroundings.
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Re: Pedestrian/Train Accident - Albion, MI

Unread postby Tom » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:55 am

Clay320 wrote:Probably in rough shape if the called a bird in to take the pedestrian out.


Minor point, but a cyclist is NOT a pedestrian.
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Re: Pedestrian/Train Accident - Albion, MI

Unread postby intocable83 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:29 am

I was reading through the comments on one news article and according to someone who knows and spoke to the family the guy had headphones on and didn't hear or see the train until the last minute.
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Re: Pedestrian/Train Accident - Albion, MI

Unread postby MQT3001 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:34 pm

intocable83 wrote:I was reading through the comments on one news article and according to someone who knows and spoke to the family the guy had headphones on and didn't hear or see the train until the last minute.

Why do they have "Look" in the Operation Lifesaver motto then?

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Re: Pedestrian/Train Accident - Albion, MI

Unread postby hoborich » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:26 pm

Even with headphones on, he could look! Another candidate for the Darwin award.
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