Man listening to iPod hit by train
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 9:00a.m.
By 3 News online staff
A man who was seriously injured after being hit by a train is believed to have been wearing headphones at the time.
Police say emergency services were called to the level crossing on the intersection of Porters Ave and New North Rd in Mt Eden just before 9am this morning after a man was hit by a passenger train.
A St John’s Ambulance spokesperson says the man in his 40s was transported to Auckland Hospital with serious injuries.
Police say the man may have been wearing headphones and listening to an iPod when he was hit, the New Zealand Herald reports.
Senior Sergeant Junior Abraham told the paper two trains were going past when the barrier arms came down and the man walked out after the first train had gone past, not realising there was another train coming from the other direction.
Trains between Kingsland and Britomart were cancelled for most of the morning, but are operating again now and Auckland Transport says passengers should expect delays.
Auckland Transport tweeted this morning that “train services between Kingsland & Britomart are cancelled due to an incident”.
This morning the scene was being examined by the police serious crash unit and the commercial vehicle investigation unit.
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8/12/2012 3:28:24 a.m.
22/08/2012 12:48:37 p.m.
to my uncle we all misss him dearly he was taken from us to suddenly ..x dont knau how lifes gna be without him we love you always and forever uncle..x gone from sight but will be forever in our hearts ..x
12/08/2012 10:33:19 p.m.
Miss you alot cuz..and to everyone talking smack about wat went down..just shut your mouth okay!To trina edwards, yea my cousin would have had them loud cos he lived & loved music. Seriously if you aint got nothing nice to say then shut your mouth..you dont know the person he was & me & the rest of his family is already going through enough as is..
14/07/2012 8:55:48 a.m.
get well soon bro...we are all here for you and to the assholes that were laughing while he got hit,KARMA will hit you bastards 10 times worse
12/07/2012 9:30:04 p.m.
get well uncle hope you r gona feel better love you heaps
10/07/2012 1:32:53 a.m.
Prayers are with you!
9/07/2012 7:09:45 p.m.
my heart goes out to you cuz!
9/07/2012 7:00:52 p.m.
Even though he may have been listening to his ipod , he didnt see the second train coming. Its just so heartbreaking to hear about this incident. Get better soon. Prayers and Love going out to you! xox
9/07/2012 4:45:44 p.m.
The Mutant wrote:
Typical speculation from the media. Next it will be said he had some Marijuana in his blood, oh and he had alcohol sometime in the last week. The headphones had nothing to do with the crash. Him forgetting how important it is to look left then right then left again is. The media jumping on the headphone angle will make big intrusive politicians try and restrict their use in some way - you watch.
9/07/2012 4:27:38 p.m.
@Katrina Train accidents are high profile due to the low numbers. More pedestrians are hit by buses and cars but not all of these make the news like train accidents.
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