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Train fatally strikes 11-year-old girl looking at her phone

By New York Post

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(NEW YORK POST) – An Amtrak train struck and killed an 11-year-old girl as she walked home from a restaurant near her home in Florida.

Polk County sheriff’s officials said in a news release that the train’s conductor told investigators Yazmin White was looking down at her phone as she crossed the tracks Wednesday afternoon and gave no indication she was aware the train was approaching.

The train, which had 12 passenger cars and two engines, was going about 68 miles per hour when it hit her.

Investigators say the conductor told them he repeatedly sounded the horn and applied the brakes but couldn’t avoid the child.

The release said evidence at the scene indicated the girl was wearing headphones when the train hit her.

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  1. You can only blame yourself, little girl.

  2. Look at that terrible all could have been avoided. They and these head phones in their ears while out in public. I just read of another girl who was dragged in a car and raped because she was wearing the headphones and was not aware of her attacker sneaking up on her. Another one got run over by a truck because he did not hear the truck backing up. take that out of your ears when you are walking in public or keep the volume very low.


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