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Metro trains collide in DC; 9 dead, 70 injured

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PeteyPirate, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/23/AR2009062300653.html?hpid=topnews

     
  2. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Re: Metro trains collide in DC; at least 2 dead

    The photos and footage are scary.
     
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Metro trains collide in DC; at least 2 dead

    My dad said if he had left work 5 minutes earlier, he'd have missed it all. Two minutes earlier and he'd have been on one of those trains. Instead he dealt with the backups. on his way home from work.
     
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Metro trains collide in DC; at least 2 dead

    I've ridden that stretch of track I can't even begin to count how many times over the past few years. I have no idea how the hell that happens. I'm totally stunned.
     
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: Metro trains collide in DC; at least 2 dead

    Shit. That's the stretch of track I take when I'm home to get to from the White House area to the green line (I think. I know I switch trains at Fort Totten). Scary, scary stuff.
     
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Re: Metro trains collide in DC; at least 2 dead

    Hell, my condo is at the Takoma station. I don't live there any more, but I've ridden that stretch dozens of times.
     
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Re: Metro trains collide in DC; at least 2 dead

    Live feed, don't know for how long:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2005/04/12/VI2005041201139.html
     
  8. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Re: Metro trains collide in DC; at least 2 dead

    DC mayor Adrian Fenty just announced that there are 4 dead (as of now).
     
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Re: Metro trains collide in DC; at least 4 dead

    HLN -- the only news channel I get on my trimmed-fat dish package -- has Jane Velez-whatever her harpy name is.
     
  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Re: Metro trains collide in DC; at least 4 dead

    First deadly accident since 1982.

    The footage is remarkable. Just stunning how that happens.

    Glad to hear your pops is safe and sound, Heatbutt. I know I have more than a few co-workers who Metro to and from Silver Spring every day on the Red Line. I hope I'm greeted with good news in the morning.
     
  11. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Re: Metro trains collide in DC; at least 4 dead

    Awful, just awful accident.

    Still waiting to hear from one of my friends who takes the train in DC. Many others I know in the DC area who use the train have sent word that they're fine, etc.
     
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Re: Metro trains collide in DC; at least 4 dead

    Was that also the same year of the traffic helicopter crash into the Potomac?
     
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