View Full Version : 2 DC Metro trains collide

Fire Haley
06-22-2009, 06:58 PM
Like two straws jammed together end to end - top one split and cored out.
Two dead reported so far.

They must have hit at high speed.


There will be many, many serious injuries.

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06-22-2009, 07:01 PM
Damn that is terrible..Just had an enjoyable long amtrak train ride from Jersey to Florida and back.. That is just horrible, I couldnt imagine being on that and that happening. wow..

Fire Haley
06-22-2009, 07:21 PM
4 confirmed fatalities ..."Scores of injured"
...per mayor's press conference at the scene

Fire Chief: 200 firefighters at the scene, still looking for trapped people.

One train was stopped, next train came up behind it and collided from rear.

Female train operator one of the fatalities.

06-22-2009, 07:21 PM

What a shame. Very few words to describe feelings when something like that happens.

Fire Haley
06-22-2009, 07:46 PM
"Seconds to disaster"

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