Andrew Kim Weaver, 53, having stepped off an inspection train that was testing tracks, "was walking and talking at the same time," apparently oblivious to an eastbound Northstar commuter train approaching at approximately 80 miles per hour, said Lt. Paul Sommer of the Anoka County sheriff’s office.
It was suggested that he must not have felt the train vibrations. It seems odd that a worker would be hit. Or does it?
– It may be an example of how easily these kind of incidents can happen to anyone.
– There needs to be a review of whether "Quite zones" for a train traveling through a community at 80 mph really does make sense?
– There was a video on the train and this may play a role with any incident that takes place.
Our sympathy goes out for the family and friends of the man. Hopefully, this incident will be looked at for every reason that was involved.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.