Drinking and Walking Costs Delray Man His Life After He Paused to Make Phone Call on Tracks

We all know the danger's of drinking and driving, but drinking and walking?

Next time you're out and about in Delray Beach, make sure you're not us unlucky as 25-year-old Reynaldo Arturo Mendez Torres. 

Torres was fatally struck by a train early Tuesday morning near Railroad Avenue in the area between NE First Street and Atlantic

Avenue, according to the Palm

Beach Post. Sadly, it's one of the few railway junctions where there are no railroad crossing arms to alert those around to oncoming trains, as the road runs parallel to the tracks.

Police say Torres was dead on impact after being hit by an oncoming Florida East Coast Railway train when he stopped on the tracks to call to his girlfriend to follow him.

Torres was leaving a downtown bar located a stone's throw from the west side of the train tracks, when he misjudged the oncoming train's distance, according to Sgt. Nicole Guerriero, spokeswoman for Delray Beach Police Department.

For a state whose national pastime is pretty much nonstop drinking, let's just take this as a lesson to watch where you walk when you're drunk.

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