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The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight
December 6th, 2007 
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Man talking on cell phone killed by train in San Leandro.

(12-05) 17:02 PST SAN LEANDRO - A pedestrian apparently absorbed in a cell phone call was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in San Leandro today after he walked around a lowered crossing gate and onto the tracks, authorities said.
As if somehow the cell phone or Amtrak have anything to do with this guy killing himself. He was not absorbed in his cell phone call. If he were, he would have walked into the lowered crossing gate. He actively walked around it, ignoring the warning of a coming train the gate provides. The headline should say Dipshit avoids crossing gate, walks in front of moving train.

It could have been a guy listening to an iPod who got hit by a car while jaywalking, the story's the same: guy rolls the dice, and loses. But thanks to this mouthbreather, the responsible citizens of San Leandro will have to pay for great big electric blinking lights to be installed on the crossing gate, and some douchebag there or elsewhere will probably petition a "no-walking-while-celling" rule, just because this guy didn't feel like waiting howeverlong it would take for the train to pass.
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