While preoccupied with his cell, Scott Slaughter, 31, was hit and killed by an Amtrak train Thursday morning. Witnesses say that "Slaughter waited for one train to pass on a first set of tracks, then crossed onto the second set of tracks and was hit by a second train."
According to CBS 5, the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau claims that Slaughter neither heard nor saw the train coming at him. Sad. Very sad. We can't count how many times we have crossed intersections, unaware of the red light because we were futzing around with our phone. Ugh. Well, not much else to say, but: again, be careful while talking, texting, and walking on the streets, y'all.