Thursday, as the train approached the crossing at the White Rock pier, a young woman ran across the tracks with the train blowing its horn not 10 metres away.
My heart stopped. I and other bystanders screamed at her to stop with no avail.
If she had tripped, there would have been more outcry about the safety of the trains.
But in reality, the stupidity of people is the real problem. I still see parents walking on the tracks with their children, presumably teaching them that it is OK to walk on train tracks.
I believe a stronger message by the authorities should be sent and acted upon: walk on the tracks or cross unsafely, and you will face a meaningful fine or maybe community service.
Bill Menzo, Surrey