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A man was trying to cross the railroad tracks in Elmwood Place, Ohio while using his cell phone to send a text message. He missed one train but didn’t see the train coming down the other set of tracks. He was hit by the second train. The railroad accident happened on Monday morning.

Witnesses said the man waited for a southbound train to pass, put his head down and started walking across the tracks.

The man apparently did not see or hear a northbound train as it approached, witnesses said.

The man was hurt and taken to a local hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown. The police are investigating the accident.

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Mass Transit Accidents.

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