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rparent
10-28-2006, 06:57 PM
Heres a photo of an accident that happened this morning when the driver of whats left of this 18-wheeler decided he couldnt wait for the gates to raise up after a westbound train had passed and he never saw the eastbound train coming. Heres three for now. Adams got a few he can post.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a257/conrailfan/IMG_1862-1.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a257/conrailfan/IMG_1851lowres.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a257/conrailfan/IMG_1854lowres.jpg

Orgnoi1
10-28-2006, 07:44 PM
really fricken stupid... good catch though Ryan... too bad people are just so damn ignorant...

But it does bring up a SERIOUS lesson... that rig is gone... that goes to show about messing around with trains...

asull85
10-28-2006, 07:52 PM
Here are some of mine. WWLP.com is reporting that the driver survived. However his dog did not. He will be damn lucky if he pulls through. Judging from the damage to lead engine, it appears that the truck caught fire upon impact.

http://images.fotopic.net/?id=35565752&noresize=1


http://images.fotopic.net/?id=35565754&noresize=1


http://images.fotopic.net/?id=35565758&noresize=1


http://images.fotopic.net/?id=35565763&noresize=1


http://images.fotopic.net/?id=35565787&noresize=1



The rest will be available here shortly
http://amsphotography.fotopic.net/c1122159.html

stoneylonesome
10-28-2006, 08:39 PM
OUCH! How in the world could anyone survive that? This goes beyond being stupid. People just don't believe the gates. Great series of shots of a very tragic event. The sad thing is the train engineer has to live with that for the rest of his life, and he did nothing wrong. People have to be made to realize that it takes sometimes a mile for a train to stop.

Scottes
10-28-2006, 09:24 PM
People can certainly be stupid. That first shot should be posted on a sign at every crossing.

sandcmom
10-28-2006, 11:01 PM
If the driver survived, he's one lucky bas#$%d! How stupid can one be? I'm sure the driver expected passenger cars and trucks to have respect for his size. Too bad he couldn't show that same respect for trains!

trolleycar
10-29-2006, 12:22 AM
Those photos just prove that there are no ties at a grade crossing and my favorite that no two things can occupy the same space at the same time easily.




BOB C

zacker
10-29-2006, 01:51 PM
wowzers!! Can you imagine, this guy is out there, on the same roads as you, your family and friends? Driving a tanker no less? And the poor dog dies, he should be kicked in the Nads repeatedly just for being a dumbass!!

Its sad but you see this kind of idiocy all the time, these truckers causing all kinds of crap on the roads, these few bad apples making them all look like morons! Look at the huge accident we had here last year.. it prompted our governor to make ALL trucking companies adhear to really strickt safety guidlins and tons of surprise fleet inspections.. it seems like every other week we read in the papers that another trucking outfit got shut down because of faulty equipment ...any thing from just the trucks being real pieces of junk to stuff like only one set of breaks working.. its pretty freaking scarey out there!!

ShelleyNLP
10-29-2006, 07:52 PM
Holy heck!! You think that people would LEARN by now that you just dont screw with trains!!!

asull85
10-31-2006, 03:18 AM
Common sense says stay away from something that weights 12,000 tons and is moving at 60mph. Then again common sense isn't so common. Accidents can happen in a split second. This guy didn't even see the train coming. This also isn't the first accident at this particular crossing. A couple years ago a train wacked a low boy trailer hung up on the crossing. The lead engine rode the low boy for a few hundred feet before the train derailed. Luckily the driver was uninjured, however the crew was although they were minor.

I can remember several times working on the railroad where we have come close to hitting a vehicle, including a school bus full of childern and a dump truck. I hit one and I wouldn't wish that on anyone. It is a gut wrenching experience.

Holland_patrick
10-31-2006, 01:32 PM
We have trains that come though ridgefield and man i'm am TOTALLY scared of them. 12 tons seems light to me.. I just know thewy move slow and can't stop on a dime. Also to expect movenet in any direction at at time.. when working on or near a train...

People like him keep me in work

blairblaiss
10-31-2006, 07:58 PM
What's the brand of tires on that truck? I wanna buy a set for myself... ;) Sorry, couldn't restrain myself.

asull85
11-01-2006, 09:58 PM
:doh :rant:tsk



What's the brand of tires on that truck? I wanna buy a set for myself... ;) Sorry, couldn't restrain myself.

ZK9995
11-01-2006, 11:45 PM
Do people not understand that crossings have signals for a reason? :Hammer I just don't get it.:eek:

Cat
11-02-2006, 08:22 PM
I agree with everyone. Stupid move, but I have to say seeing the dog in the last photo is really upsetting (being a HUGE dog lover). Granted, I was perturbed by the whole accident, but would rather have thought the dog (or if it was a person) was dead, not see the body....sorry, I just found it disturbing. If I'm wrong about this picture, I'll be relieved. Cat

asull85
11-02-2006, 08:30 PM
Cat, the dog was removed before I took my pictures. I think what you see may be the insulation from the tanker. I would never take a photo like that.

For what its worth CSX has the guys ass now.


I agree with everyone. Stupid move, but I have to say seeing the dog in the last photo is really upsetting (being a HUGE dog lover). Granted, I was perturbed by the whole accident, but would rather have thought the dog (or if it was a person) was dead, not see the body....sorry, I just found it disturbing. If I'm wrong about this picture, I'll be relieved. Cat

Cat
11-02-2006, 08:40 PM
Adam, sorry, didn't mean to imply that you would take a picture of a poor dead dog on purpose.....I should have thought before I typed....it looked like a german shepherd to me and I had one who died in July....emotions at work! Cat