Texting in metro may have cost a woman her life

Posted By: Richard Deschamps · 4/25/2013 5:42:00 PM

A tragic accident at the Monk metro station during last Friday morning's rush hour may have happened because a young woman was too caught up with looking at her smartphone that she failed to notice where she was walking.

A 20-year-old woman died just after 8:15 on the morning of April 19, after she fell between two metro cars on the station's platform.

Security footage reportedly shows Audrey-Anne Dumont looking down at her smartphone as she thought she was entering the train. Instead, she walked into the gap between two cars, and fell into the tracks.

She was crushed to death as the train made its way to the next station, Jolicoeur, and then on to the Verdun station, before other transit users noticed blood on the tracks.

Service was interrupted on the western end of the Green Line for more than half an hour last Friday morning, while emergency crews responded to the incident.

Police are investigating, but the family is suggesting it was a tragic accident.

Photo: inmemoriam.ca

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