Originally Posted by deafskeptic
Oh yeah, I had forgotten all about that one. Even a CI wouldn't have saved her if she turned it off because she wasn't around hearing people. What if she was unable to locate sounds before train hit her even if it was on? Or just not paying attention till it's too late? I've been guilty of this one though I have to admit I've never walked close to train tracks..
It's a bad idea for anyone to walk in between train tracks or too close to them.
Exactly. Where I grew up in the country, there's a train track that run alongside the river. From my earliest memories, I knew to stay far away from the tracks when I was alone. And I always played by myself down by the river. i am really sorry for what happened to that deaf woman but she really shouldn't have walked so close to the tracks at all. Apparently the snowplow that struck her extended only 16 inches on either side of the tracks. For her to get struck, that means she was walking literally right alongside the tracks, not a smart thing to do at all.