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nraacct

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 5:57:26 PM

Warning lights flashed and bells sounded before a truck hauling a parade float loaded with wounded veterans began crossing railroad tracks into the path of a oncoming train Thursday in Midland, Texas, federal investigators said Saturday in a briefing.

The subsequent crash killed four veterans and wounded 16 other people.

According to a preliminary timeline and other data released by National Transportation Safety Board, the agency investigating the accident, investigators haven't found any mechanical problems or defects with the signals and gates at the grade crossing, or with the condition of the train or section of the track.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 5:10:16 AM

everybody is in a hurry in this multitasking world where 99% feel they're falling behind
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:08:49 PM

Horrible! Those poor people and their families.
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voyagerkim
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:03:11 PM

So tragic!
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:44:21 AM

Unbelievable....so sad
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:27:18 AM

Very upsetting! Please, please pay attention when behind the wheel. SO many lives can be altered in a blink of an eye.
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SycamoreISU
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:30:03 AM

It appears that one person's actions drastically affected (or ended) the lives of others.
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GDAE
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:01:31 AM

So sad.
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molebaby96
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:00:54 AM

Sad, and bad it happened
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:58:54 AM

What a sad story caused by human error
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:22:31 AM

No words can express the saddness of this event.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:20:48 AM

My sympathies to the families.
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livedream
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:53:32 AM

This tragedy goes beyond words.......

Prayers for the families......
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:51:33 AM

Sad, should have never happened.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:46:55 AM

Truly a tragedy. My heart goes out to the Families and friends affected by this.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:24:48 AM

sad
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:06:36 AM

My prayers to the victims families.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:04:38 AM

This accident was very shocking to learn -- same parade route was used during the last 3 years!
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:00:23 AM

Prayers for the victims of this tragedy!
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:38:40 AM

From video I saw on the news.Looks like driver was just following truck in front vof him and didn't keep track of lights.It looks like negligence.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:33:17 AM

Poor planning. Didn't they know that those railroad tracks were there for a purpose? Didn't the organizers of the parade know when the train was scheduled?

But then, that is typical Texas.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:27:29 AM

What a tragedy....the truck driver needs to be hung!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:25:17 AM

so sad, what was the driver thinking?
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Why here? Not gas related.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:09:31 AM

sad!!
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 4:43:47 AM

Very sad
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 4:42:03 AM

Tragic
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 4:33:24 AM

Surely looks like operator error, very sad that the veterans paid for the mistake...
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:56:18 AM

Sad
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flyank
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:40:13 AM

Another tragedy that could have been avoided.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:23:57 AM

Someone screwed up royally.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:22:31 AM

Whoever was driving that truck is a freaking moron. Tragic.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:13:36 AM

Things like this are always terrible to hear about.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:54:18 AM

How tragic.
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TheRedFez
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:40:30 AM

Don't play chicken with trains - you will lose.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:34:49 AM

Sad state of affairs... sorry for the families and their losses.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:20:23 AM

Sorry
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:50:42 AM

Must not stop the parade....
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:45:14 AM

Sad
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:30:44 AM

who really knows...
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:26:04 AM

What was the driver thinking?
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:23:54 AM

SAD, pray for the families and the survivors.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:03:56 AM

driver error...
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 11:59:31 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 11:55:37 PM

This accident should have never happened. The organizers must bear all the blame. Why did the parade route cross an active rail line? If there wasn't an alternative route, why wasn't someone monitoring the train schedule and/or location of train traffic.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 11:48:12 PM

This is really sad.

The driver of the parade flow should have had the brains enough to know that trains don't stop for them.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 11:13:54 PM

too much partying???
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 11:02:44 PM

What was the driver thinking?
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 10:52:39 PM

Condolences to the families.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 10:45:10 PM

A couple of the guys were heroes to the end.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 10:34:56 PM

Sad!
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 10:23:38 PM

What a shame.
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