- railroad crossing
- adjacent street lights burned out
- billboard illuminating crossing turned off
- wearing dark clothing
- hood on head blocking peripheral vision
- on cell phone so not paying attention
Dude was trying to cross the road ON THE TRACKS...there is a traffic signal, working street light and crosswalk 30 yards down the street that this guy could've safely crossed at. I and the other drivers only saw him when we got to the railroad crossing and all reacted with the same "Holy sh*t!" startle.