A 37 year old woman was struck and killed by a train after she climbed the railway tracks to pick her phone that fell.
A woman identified as Felon Smith, was killed by a train after she was hit around midday on Thursday in Chicago in front of traumatized passengers.
Smith reportedly ignored repeated warnings to stay off the track when she was struck in front of eyewitnesses in Chicago. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident caused a two hour long delay on the rest of the line.
According to commuter who witnessed the horrifying incident,
“It slipped and fell out of her hand, and she tried to retrieve it. She went on the tracks to get her phone, but she couldn’t get back up from off the tracks, and the ‘L’ was coming,” McAllister told ABC 7 .
“The ‘L’ came, and it hit her. She couldn’t get back up. She should just have left the phone down there. It ain’t worth her losing her life.
“It is just crazy that you can take technology so far to the point that you risk your own life for something. It’s just a piece of metal,” said Marsean Spencer a CTA rider.
The victim’s mother Jorgetta Martin shared news about the tragedy on social media.
She said: “FB PRAY FOR ME MY DAUGHTER WAS KILLED THIS MORNING.”