FROM WHAT I HEAR, it's easy to get disoriented near railroad tracks. In England, people have turned onto tracks when directed by their GPS units. In the States, a Twitter transcript below the break via Doc Searls tells the story of a elderly woman who cheated death on the tracks.
From David Armano comes this transcript.
this is sad, but my first thought when I came on scene was that it was a bunch of kids screwing around/up to no good was the exact opposite about 18 hours ago from web
the train that demolished the car just passed through now. it's an Amtrack (not one of the local commuter trains) about 18 hours ago from web
I'll keep an eye out for the msm story. it'll be in the chicago tribune for sure. given the human element of story, maybe it spreads about 18 hours ago from web