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Yeah my house is about two blocks down in Elmwood Park, I have atleast 100 cars on my street going up the side street, with cops blocking off grand and directing traffic down my street and I can hear and see about 4 news choppers and a ton of ambulances I saw the news and was like oh my god... one car burst into flames.. and atleast six are mangled and the day before thanksgiving...
 

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They interrupted Simpsons for it :(

Didn't show any video though..... I'm curious how a train can hit 10 cars? prolly just hit 1 and sent it flying into the others
 
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they were stupid and stopped on the tracks. Its a wide crossing so the express train doing about 50-60mph hit about 5 cars sending them flying, one set on fire, and they dragged one about 200 feet..
 

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Was this the metra who also hit a couple of people? My Wife told me there was a metra accident again!
 

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my buddy zach was on the train that left after this one... left chicago at 5:30 didn't get off the train till 8:30!
 

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Originally posted by mybluegtp@Nov 23 2005, 09:48 PM
Was this the metra who also hit a couple of people?  My Wife told me there was a metra accident again!
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Nah, There were 2 different accidents yesterday.Kinda eerie huh?
 

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My roommate took the train before it - if he would have changed his plans to go to a concert (that was canceled) he would have been on that train. Crazy shit.

There's a reason why those gates are made of BALSA wood: DRIVE THROUGH THEM. People == idiots
 

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THEN there was ANOTHER train accident.....2 kinda......in Momence...a town about 20 min from us 41 track...had 2 trains hit......one was going one way....and the other where the two train tracks cross......hit the other train!!! there were chemicals on the train too......crazy....i live like 3 minutes from it
 

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lol... now they need to investigate this accident... I wish I had that job...

Hell.. I'll do the job for them:

dumbasses stop on rail road tracks
Train can't stop on a dime
Train hits dumbasses that stopped on the railroad tracks

now how to fix this?

well... the logical answer would be to NOT stop on train tracks... but that'd take common sense..

So instead people want a rather expensive tunnel to be built lol!

I wonder how many lawsuits will arise from this? ("I stopped on the tracks but the Train should have stopped!!!!")
 

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Originally posted by iliveonnitro@Nov 28 2005, 12:11 AM
My roommate took the train before it - if he would have changed his plans to go to a concert (that was canceled) he would have been on that train.  Crazy shit.

There's a reason why those gates are made of BALSA wood: DRIVE THROUGH THEM.  People == idiots
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it is my understanding that the people in the cars trapped on the tracks were in a line of cars... not smart to stop on the tracks, but still they couldnt go foward for the other cars in front of them.....
 

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rules of the road: volume (insert number here) ; Trains ALWAYS have the right of way.
 

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Originally posted by xierxior@Nov 28 2005, 06:57 PM
then you get your happy ass out of the car and run .
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thats what im sayin! ... they had almost a full minute to RUN
 

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^^rofl.

A good friend of the family actually reconstructed that accident.

Hey, I guess darwin did something right. Too bad the judicial branch accepts this lawsuit crap.
 
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yeah they reconstructed it yesterday..

From what I heard they have the accident on tape since the stoplight nearby has homeland security cameras. They used it to clear the train driver, because it showed the cars stopped on the tracks during stop and go traffic, then got the light..

Now there is a cop sitting by the tracks watching the idiots... they still stop on the tracks or fly across them and try and beat the gates...
 

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