Man Hit By Train And Killed In Haltom City
A Texas man is dead after being hit by a train on Wednesday afternoon, according to this CBS DFW report. The incident happened in Haltom City in the 6100 block of Denton Highway near Watauga Road. This occurred about 4:15 p.m., and the man was pronounced dead immediately afterward.
No one else on the Union Pacific train reported any injuries.
The police have not released any other details, but we are left wondering how this man ended up in a situation in which he could be hit by a train. Trains are most often heard coming. In fact, the sound tornadoes make is often compared to that of a freight train. This is because trains are loud.
People that are hit by trains are often impaired in some way, perhaps by drugs or alcohol. Other times, they are impaired by a mental or emotional disability. You can fail to notice an approaching train when the anxieties of your mind are screaming too loudly.
It’s sad to imagine, but more than a few people have used trains as a means to suicide. Few things are as unlikely to fail to end your life as a train. Trains are big and heavy, and even a relatively slow-moving train has enough momentum to cause massive damage to anything–or anyone–it hits.