Wednesday, January 30, 2008

my train delay made CNN

But I'm thinking it's only because an officer on call captured the crash on his squad-car video camera.


Ole boy was lucky he got out in time. It was a pretty fiery crash. And I would have been on that Metra train if I had gotten to the station three minutes earlier.

Again, thank God nobody got hurt.

6 comments:

Radioactive Jam said...

Pretty amazing. Still, best of all would have been if you were on the last train to go through *before* the wreck.

Try to work on those mad planning skillz.
;-)

cadiz12 said...

so very true, Jam.

Anonymous said...

That guy was very lucky.

If your car ever stalls on the tracks and you see a train coming - get out and run TOWARDS the train.

If you run in the same direction as the train is traveling, you will likely be hit by flying debris as your car is wrecked. This has killed people who otherwise might have escaped.

A public service announcement...

Lia said...

RaJ hits the nail on the head: it's better to leave early than late. Although if you leave late enough, you might get to take a reroute, so that you don't get delayed. So leave early or leave late, but don't leave on time.

Jon said...

I think anonymous is saying that you should run away from the tracks, but slightly back towards the direction from which the train is coming. I'd hate for people to think that by running directly at the train, you can avoid injury by initiating contact with the train before it's ready. That reminds me of the scene in "The Hunt for Red October," Where Sean Connery's character turns the sub into the oncoming torpedo, thus cutting the distance between the two and ramming the torpedo before it has time to arm. I don't think that will work with a train. That's all I'm saying.

WORDofRYE said...

Oh, wow! Thank goodness you did NOT get to the station three minutes earlier!