13-year-old boy killed by a train because his “earphones” was in.
I saw this news on abc7chicago.com and I wanted to share with you all about the dangers of using earphones on the streets, according to reports, the number of people suffering serious injury or death while wearing earphones has tripled over the years.
Meet the 13 year old Jeffrey Bellinger from Indiana USA who got killed by a freight train this week, Police said the teenager was wearing earphones under his hoodie so he did not hear the approaching train and the driver’s attempt to alert him. Jeffery was the only child.
The superintendent of Bellinger’s school Tom Taylor said that they have always suggested that students have one earbud in and one earbud out. Watch a clip from abc7 news:
The use of earphones poses a lot of risks, If you are just like me who cant do without listening to music with our headphones or earphones, kindly observe the following:
1. Reduce the volume of what you are listening to so that you can be aware of your surroundings.
2. Follow the advice of the superintendent – have one earbud in and one earbud out.
RIP Jeffery :'(