Message from discussion Train hits parade float in Midland TX carrying veterans - anyone got video of this?
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From: "Ed Pawlowski" <e...@snet.net>
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Subject: Re: Train hits parade float in Midland TX carrying veterans - anyone got video of this?
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:20:43 -0500
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<dennisga...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> On Friday, November 16, 2012 9:15:39 AM UTC-5, Casey Jones wrote:
> That story is so f*cked up you can't believe a word it says.
> If that train was moving at 60MPH, there is NOTHING the train crew could
> have done. It takes over a mile to stop a train at 60MPH.
> If the train was moving at 60MPH, that trailer would be a mile down the
> road, and twisted up like a pretzel. The death toll would be much higher,
> as in, everybody including the truck driver. From the pictures, looks like
> some chairs were knocked over.
> I bet it was moving at more like 6MPH, not 60.
> If the lights and gates were working, what the hell was the truck doing
> crossing the tracks?
The story I read said the first truck crossed and was stopped not leaving
enough room for the second truck. Why he was stopped was not stated. In a
parade, there are often sirens and horns blowing so the crossing gate bells
would not be heard.