How the hell does anyone get hit by a train?
Okay, okay - I have heard of some incidents where a college student or some other individual had way too much to drink and stumbled on the nearby train tracks and stayed there until the train moved him/her. But many of the train death incidents I read or hear about on the radio do not often provide a reason as to why the person was on the train track to begin with.
Trains are loud either or not the engine whistle is sounding. You feel the approaching train when you are standing on a train track. You have the option of stepping off the track unless you have entered the track and it functions as a bridge over some canyon. Then stepping off the track isn't an option.
I still don't get how people get hit by the train. It's one of those mysteries I probably will never solve to my satisfaction.