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Sunday 17 November 2019

Woman hit by train while texting

The woman was apparently texting when she walked in front of a freight train in Florida
The woman was apparently texting when she walked in front of a freight train in Florida

A 27-year-old woman who walked into the path of a freight train in Florida while using her mobile phone was thrown into the air but has survived.

Police said Sheena Keynna appeared to be texting yesterday afternoon as she walked around the crossing gates and into the path of the passing freight train in Lakeland.

Police Sgt Gary Gross said the woman "wasn't paying attention".

She suffered a compound fracture to her right arm and her right leg was injured.

The train had two locomotives and was carrying consumer goods from Winter Haven to Jacksonville. Two Amtrak trains were delayed while the incident was investigated.

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