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Zathras
09-12-2008, 09:13 PM
At Least 6 Dead In Metrolink Crash In Chatsworth

LOS ANGELES (CBS) ― Live CBS 2 Coverage

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At least 6 people were killed -- and scores injured -- Friday afternoon when a Metrolink commuter train crashed into a freight train in Chatsworth.

Reporting overhead in Sky 9, Gary Lineberry said it was a "real mess. And it's a bad one...no doubt about that."

The freight train looked accordioned. Several cars on the freight train derailed. Several cars of the commuter train overturned.

link (http://cbs2.com/local/Metrolink.Crash.Chatsworth.2.816434.html)

Gingersnap
09-12-2008, 09:31 PM
How awful! :(

cat714
09-13-2008, 02:36 AM
This is terrible. Last I heard, the death toll was confirmed at 10, but officials expect that there will be more. I feel so bad for those poor people and their families. :(

LibraryLady
09-13-2008, 09:42 AM
This morning they are saying 17 dead and more missing. terrible.

LogansPapa
09-13-2008, 11:16 AM
According to the officials this morning - this can't happen: 3 different systems have to fail. Holy crap.:eek:

FlaGator
09-13-2008, 03:47 PM
According to the officials this morning - this can't happen: 3 different systems have to fail. Holy crap.:eek:

There now saying that the metro engineer didn't stop for a stop signal.

LogansPapa
09-14-2008, 01:04 AM
They're alson still digging the dead out - even at this hour and say it may go to 30.:(

cat714
09-14-2008, 07:04 AM
There now saying that the metro engineer didn't stop for a stop signal.

I heard the same thing and that engineer was killed in the wreck. I can imagine the lawsuits that are going to be filed. I was looking at some of the graphs officials published and I am surprised there were surviviors in the first two cars. The first car slammed into the second car, basically peeling it like a banana. Last death toll reported was 25, but they expect more. Terrible. :(

d_va
09-14-2008, 10:38 AM
I heard a blurb that the engineer had sent a text message about a minute before the impact. Did he miss the signal in that brief moment?

Such a tragedy :(

LogansPapa
09-14-2008, 12:25 PM
I heard a blurb that the engineer had sent a text message about a minute before the impact. Did he miss the signal in that brief moment?

Such a tragedy :(


That's it.:cool:

LogansPapa
09-15-2008, 09:48 AM
Now they're saying there were various text messages to different teen agers. He blew two signals. I think this one's going to get creepy.:eek:

LogansPapa
09-15-2008, 11:11 AM
Officials with MetoLink train say the train engineer ran a red light, causing the head on collision.

Tonight, Federal Investigators are looking into the possibility that the engineer had just sent a text message to a couple of teenagers, minutes before the fiery crash. Those teenagers are now being questioned. The engineer was killed in the crash.

Rail officials also say a dispatcher tried to warn the engineer that he was about to crash, but the call came too late.

http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=9007756&nav=14RT

LibraryLady
09-15-2008, 01:24 PM
In one news story yesterday they had a picture of the kid's cell phone with the text message from the engineer.(with the time)

LogansPapa
09-15-2008, 01:27 PM
Okay - hold on to your creep meter: The two kids he was texting with are 14.:cool:

LibraryLady
09-15-2008, 01:39 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c12/dtharman/engineer_textmessage_091308.jpg

found it