Headphones And Road Cyclists: A Tragic Combination
A young cyclist, recently identified as Santiago Piovillasenor Aganza, was struck and killed by a Sprinter train in Oceanside last December. The train operator said that the young man, who crossed into the path of the oncoming train, acted like he didn’t see the train at all. While this doesn’t make much sense at first, investigators believe he was wearing headphones at the time of the accident.
You can see the North County Times article here.
Although listening to your favorite music on a ride can feel just right, you have to ride defensively when you share the road with cars, trucks, and trains. Safety first–live to ride another day.