PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say an inattentive woman wearing headphones and eating taquitos survived being run over by a train locomotive after ignoring its horn as well as bells and flashing lights at nearby crossing signals.
Sgt. Trent Crump says the woman was struck Thursday as she walked on railroad tracks near an intersection of three major streets.
He says the woman was struck by the first of two engines and fell between the rails but escaped being hit by the wheels.
Crump said the woman was seriously injured and taken to a hospital, where methamphetamine was found in her possession. Her identity was not released.
Crump says that the engine’s horn and the crossing signals were tested and working properly and that the woman’s “inattention” apparently caused the crash.