Tuesday, September 16, 2008

the train crash

When I published my gripe last week about the trains making too much noise as they go through town here, I never expected that there'd be a major train disaster within the US just a few days later. I mean, was anyone expecting that?It was horrible. And it looks like the issue was not the failure of safety systems, or someone not hearing the train coming, but possibly that the engineer was distracted by text messaging or his cell phone at a critical moment. (!)
At any rate, I don't have much more to say about it, except what an awful, horrific thing. It just reminds me of the duty we all share in driving safely, acting responsibly, looking out for the safety of others, etc. And how random tragedy can be.

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