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Tragedy in LA

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SlickWillie71, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. SlickWillie71

    SlickWillie71 Member

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/train_collision

    Obviously with Ike dominating the news, this has sadly taken a back page, but still major news. The death toll is expected to rise considerably.
     
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully ESPN stops promoting O STATE / USC as "Crash at the Coliseum"
     
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Terrible news. I'll keep my fingers crossed for the best possible finish.
     
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Death toll is about 15-20 last I heard, including one member of the LAPD.
     
  5. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Is that true? Yeah, that needs to stop now.
     
  6. Wenders

    Wenders Active Member

    Actually, it's the Collision at the Coliseum. Still overhyped. It's still the third week of the season, a win or loss here will not break either team's national championship/BCS bowl hopes. It's just all hype because the game is on ESPN.

    This whole thing is a complete tragedy. Immediately afterwards, they were saying it was highly unlikely that anyone who was inside who hadn't already gotten out was alive. They basically called it a recovery mission. Sad. Incredibly sad.
     
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Vince Doria apologized and said it should have never happened.
     
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Yes true - hopefull Musberger will not be screaming it as part of opening tonight.
     
  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Apparently, all references to the Collision at the Coliseum have been removed from ESPN.com and ESPN TV.
     
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Metrolink says its engineer ran a red light to cause the crash. Death toll up to 24. (LAT via LAObserved)

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traincrash14-2008sep14,0,3660884.story
     
  11. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    On top of that, reports coming in this morning that he ran the red light because he was:

    Wait for it. . .

    DISTRACTED BY A TEXT MESSAGE.

    Fuck me. :'(

    If this is true, the guy paid for his stupidity with his life. Problem was, he took two dozen innocents with him. :'( :'( :'(
     
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Link?
     
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