New Zealand train narrowly misses pedestrian

Quiet electric trains in New Zealand present a new danger for pedestrians.

ByABC News
April 7, 2017, 1:43 PM

— -- The new electric trains in Auckland, New Zealand, are much quieter than typical trains.

That's great for surrounding neighborhoods but could present a danger for pedestrians.

Auckland Transport issued a reminder for pedestrians to be extremely diligent when crossing train tracks, citing some recently released footage from CCTV.

One video shows a woman on April 7 crossing over the tracks. There are flashing lights warning her, so she looks to the right to see if she sees a train coming, but doesn't see anything, so she continues to cross over the tracks.

However, just before she made it across the tracks, she turns to the left to check. It was a good thing she did, as she had to hop out of the way of an oncoming train.

There is a sign before the crossing warning pedestrians to look both ways before crossing.