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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-08 08:19 PM
Response to Reply #79
81. a little more info
Edited on Sat Sep-13-08 08:20 PM by dotcosm
But one minute before the deadliest crash in Metrolink history, one teen -- Nick Williams -- said he received a text message on his cell phone from the engineer, whom the teens identified as Robert Sanchez.

Williams' received text was brief, "Just two lines", reported KCAL 9 and CBS 2 reporter Kristine Lazar, exclusively.

The text told Williams and his friends where Sanchez would be meeting another passenger train.

The teens posted a tribute to their friend on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IZz0FkaiGg
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  -(Los Angeles) Metrolink cars crash into freight train; 2 dead, more expected bigworld  Sep-12-08 07:07 PM   #0 
  - More from the AP: a lot of injuries  bigworld   Sep-12-08 07:09 PM   #1 
  - I'm watching it on TV.  ronnykmarshall   Sep-12-08 07:10 PM   #2 
  - Will everybody think good thoughts for my friend Woody?  K8-EEE   Sep-12-08 07:13 PM   #3 
  - Please keep up updated.  ronnykmarshall   Sep-12-08 07:22 PM   #5 
  - Gas prices rise a quarter.  sarcasmo   Sep-12-08 07:20 PM   #4 
  - Two dead, 10 critically injured. Just a few miles north of me in Chatsworth.  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 07:23 PM   #6 
  - shit shit shit shit shit  K8-EEE   Sep-12-08 07:26 PM   #7 
  - I FOUND THEM!  K8-EEE   Sep-12-08 07:30 PM   #9 
     - Oh thank god!!!  ronnykmarshall   Sep-12-08 07:36 PM   #10 
     - Thanks RonnyK! And thanks Disney TV Animation  K8-EEE   Sep-12-08 11:06 PM   #50 
     - K8-EEE, the reasons could be many.  Jazzgirl   Sep-12-08 08:22 PM   #15 
     - I just watched a show called something like Mega Disasters or  MadMaddie   Sep-13-08 10:03 PM   #83 
  - very sad  maddezmom   Sep-12-08 07:28 PM   #8 
  - Cripes! I used to live just blocks from there!  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 07:50 PM   #11 
  - Link to live video  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 08:00 PM   #12 
  - 300-400 passengers were on the train. It's a Metrolink commuter  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 08:09 PM   #13 
  - 4 reported dead  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 08:14 PM   #14 
     - Sounds like either the crew missed a signal  Jazzgirl   Sep-12-08 08:27 PM   #16 
     - Now they are reporting 6.  ronnykmarshall   Sep-12-08 08:40 PM   #19 
     - LA Times saying 7 now...  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 08:55 PM   #22 
     - Freight train came out of the tunnel and hit the Metrolink head on.  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 08:49 PM   #21 
        - Yeah, I heard some guy earlier saying  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 09:02 PM   #25 
        - We were picking up some take-out food on Sepulveda Blvd near Westwood and just  calimary   Sep-13-08 03:18 PM   #68 
  - Now reporting a 2nd Metrolink train accident, in Corona  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 08:31 PM   #17 
  - Link to google map of location  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 08:32 PM   #18 
  - Sounds like they're taking some of the not-critical people to  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 08:45 PM   #20 
  - I can't imagine that the crew in the engine survived.  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 08:57 PM   #23 
  - The engine was smashed in to the first car.  ronnykmarshall   Sep-12-08 09:09 PM   #26 
     - Check out this quote from a passenger:  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 09:15 PM   #27 
        - Man this is awful.  ronnykmarshall   Sep-12-08 09:28 PM   #28 
  - pics  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 08:58 PM   #24 
  - Gosh, I'm thinking the death toll is going to go much higher  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 09:39 PM   #29 
  - Ok, now 10 confirmed n/t  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 09:42 PM   #30 
     - AP is reporting 20.  ronnykmarshall   Sep-12-08 09:54 PM   #31 
        - Fire dept spokesperson estimated 20. They must have bodies in  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 10:01 PM   #32 
           - Yeah, I'd think it'd be low priority at this stage in the game to be  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 10:13 PM   #36 
  - Conductor "Bob" is reportedly alive with two broken legs.  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 10:06 PM   #33 
  - They left the life feed camera on  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 10:09 PM   #34 
  - UCLA Medical Center is calling for blood donors. All the trauma cases  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 10:12 PM   #35 
  - Earlier they said that surgeons were inside the train working n/t  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 10:14 PM   #37 
  - Families/friends should report to CHATSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 10:20 PM   #38 
  - I finally can see what happened - the whole front of the Metrolink  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 10:26 PM   #39 
  - Metrolink engine was pulling. The engine got shoved completely  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 10:29 PM   #41 
     - So that black train is the Metrolink engine car?  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 10:34 PM   #42 
     - Just don't forget to breathe.  vickiss   Sep-12-08 10:37 PM   #43 
     - I'm still here, been here since 1983, Northridge didn't scare me off, lol!  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 10:40 PM   #44 
        - Heh, yeah, you know what I mean though about that day  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 10:49 PM   #46 
           - I used to rock climb right there ar Stony Point many years ago.  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 11:06 PM   #49 
              - Oh, so you're one of those crazy people I used to watch  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 11:14 PM   #52 
                 - I never did rock climbing for it's own sake. It was part of the old  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 11:31 PM   #54 
     - Telescopes are the worst..  RexDart   Sep-12-08 11:59 PM   #58 
        - Welcome to DU.  calimary   Sep-13-08 03:24 PM   #70 
  - ABC local news just showed video clip of a firefighter who was working  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 10:27 PM   #40 
  - Per Sheriff Baca: 125 deputies on scene helping LA City.  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 10:43 PM   #45 
  - Now "at least 15 dead" n/t  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 10:56 PM   #47 
  - Between this and the hurricane coverage  Cal Carpenter   Sep-12-08 10:58 PM   #48 
     - Welcome to DU.  calimary   Sep-13-08 03:25 PM   #71 
  - Current estimates: 20 dead, 100 injured; one LAPD officer among the dead.  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 11:07 PM   #51 
  - Simi Valley = LAPD bedroom community  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 11:22 PM   #53 
  - This is bizarre.. report says train had 222 passengers  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 11:31 PM   #55 
  - You know what I just realized?  dotcosm   Sep-12-08 11:47 PM   #56 
  - The trains would have burned up in the tunnel and there would have been  kestrel91316   Sep-13-08 12:09 AM   #59 
  - 213-847-2117, 213-847-2118 - numbers to call if you are looking for  kestrel91316   Sep-12-08 11:56 PM   #57 
  - I know Ike is the big story tonight but this is just terrible  qanda   Sep-13-08 02:13 AM   #60 
  - BBC NEWS with video of scene of accident  edwardlindy   Sep-13-08 03:17 AM   #61 
  - Casualties update: 18 confirmed dead, 135 injured.  kestrel91316   Sep-13-08 09:40 AM   #62 
  - I heard one report saying >50 people still unaccounted for  dotcosm   Sep-13-08 10:57 AM   #63 
     - If you have cable internet (high-speed) you might be able to find  kestrel91316   Sep-13-08 11:02 AM   #65 
        - Still haven't been able to find a live feed  dotcosm   Sep-13-08 04:59 PM   #72 
           - It's not breaking news anymore, so it's not live anywhere. When the  kestrel91316   Sep-13-08 05:06 PM   #73 
              - Found one!  dotcosm   Sep-13-08 05:26 PM   #74 
                 - Wow, how did you find that? Whose camera is it?  kestrel91316   Sep-13-08 05:39 PM   #75 
                    - yeah, right after I posted the link, they changed the view!  dotcosm   Sep-13-08 05:41 PM   #77 
                    - shhhhhh, be vewy vewy quiet...  dotcosm   Sep-13-08 05:45 PM   #78 
                    - Ah, now the scene is back  dotcosm   Sep-13-08 06:22 PM   #80 
  - This shows how the engine car telescoped into the passenger car  dotcosm   Sep-13-08 11:02 AM   #64 
  - My mom lives in Chatsworth  Saint Etienne17   Sep-13-08 02:00 PM   #66 
  - They've just confirmed that it seems as tho MetroLink failed to heed signal...  countryjake   Sep-13-08 02:52 PM   #67 
  - Breaking news: LA County Sheriff reporting 23 confirmed dead  kestrel91316   Sep-13-08 03:19 PM   #69 
  - Bad idea putting fast passenger trains on the same track  nolabels   Sep-13-08 05:40 PM   #76 
  - Oh.Shit.: REPORTS SAYING METROLINK ENGINEER WAS TEXTING BEFORE CRASH  dotcosm   Sep-13-08 06:20 PM   #79 
  - a little more info  dotcosm   Sep-13-08 08:19 PM   #81 
  - List of victims, RIP  dotcosm   Sep-13-08 09:59 PM   #82 
  - My thoughts go to the families to all involved.  MadMaddie   Sep-13-08 10:08 PM   #84 
     - I certainly agree about needing infrastructure maintenance  dotcosm   Sep-13-08 10:14 PM   #85 
        - Heard this morning that the Engineer of the passenger train  MadMaddie   Sep-14-08 01:34 PM   #86 
           - ugh...if that is true that makes it all the more foolishly tragic...  Blue_Tires   Sep-14-08 02:03 PM   #87 
 

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