The result is that people get impatient. People will try and beat the trains when the gates come down. Usually they do it in their cars, but sometimes while on foot. Today, as has happened far too many times before, one of the two men crossing the tracks didn't get across fast enough.
An orange evidence marking cone rests next to a pair of eye-glasses Wednesday after a pedestrian was struck by a train at the Second Street railroad crossing in downtown Gallup. The victim survived the impact, but died en route to a trauma center in Denver, Colo.
Gallup police crime scene investigator Emery Holly picks up a hiking boot while gathering evidence.
Gallup police detectives scour the scene Wednesday to gather evidence after
a pedestrian was struck by a train at the Second Street railroad crossing in
downtown Gallup. The man was airlifted for emergency care with head injuries, a
broken arm and other injuries, but reportedly died as the ambulance arrive at a
traume center in Denver, Colo.