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Beyond Belief
09-17-2005, 11:03 AM
Details to follow on Fox.

deanws
09-17-2005, 11:12 AM
Details to follow on Fox.Oh Geeezze :(

Brefie
09-17-2005, 11:14 AM
OH my word!
I have to get the latest on this.

Bad enough that this happened yesterday. This is 5 mins from my house.
http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_259120152.html

MrsMush99
09-17-2005, 11:16 AM
OH my word!
I have to get the latest on this.

Bad enough that this happened yesterday. This is 5 mins from my house.
http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_259120152.html
Have they found him yet Brefie???

Brefie
09-17-2005, 11:19 AM
Hey Daisy!

Yes, they have 2 guys - both in their 20's so not my old building-mate!!

Also, sadly - the second guy died this morning. So they are 2 for 2 - b*st*rds.

ETA: sorry for jacking thread

Here's the train story

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_260095930.html

deanws
09-17-2005, 11:32 AM
Hey Daisy!

Yes, they have 2 guys - both in their 20's so not my old building-mate!!

Also, sadly - the second guy died this morning. So they are 2 for 2 - b*st*rds.

ETA: sorry for jacking thread

Here's the train story

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_260095930.html Thanks for the link! This is so sad.:(

JBean
09-17-2005, 11:38 AM
THis is unreal. The viaduct collapsed!. I am from this area and all my brothers live in the area.

Brefie
09-17-2005, 11:40 AM
Are they ok, JBean??

Brefie
09-17-2005, 11:44 AM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-050917derail,0,79230.story?coll=chi-newsbreaking-hed

Here's another source.

Casshew
09-17-2005, 11:46 AM
Here's the train story

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_260095930.html
CNN has nothing on this... whats up with that

CNN :slap:

MrsMush99
09-17-2005, 11:46 AM
I have on Fox, I haven't seen anything yet.

Brefie
09-17-2005, 11:49 AM
I have a local news channel on now - I will keep you posted

JBean
09-17-2005, 11:58 AM
Are they ok, JBean??I am sure they are fine,but, 3 of my brothers ride the commuter trains every day. I can only imagine if this was a workday morning. While I don't think this was a commuter as it was inbound from Joliet, they all use the same tracks and this is just blowing me away.
I'm waiting to hear from one of my brothers, but would appreciate any updates.

Brefie
09-17-2005, 12:00 PM
Watching CLTV......
125 passengers - 47th and wentworth - 20 ambulances on scene

JBean
09-17-2005, 12:01 PM
Watching CLTV......
125 passengers - 47th and wentworth - 20 ambulances on scenewas a commuter..this is awful..but Monday thru Friday could have been much much worse.

Brefie
09-17-2005, 12:01 PM
1 death so far......please God no more

Brefie
09-17-2005, 12:04 PM
This is a metra...hopefully your brothers use the 'L'

15 - 20 mph - happened at 8.36am - 5 or 6 cars - 30 people saying they need to go to hosp - was very scary - people hysterical

Please excuse the typing - trying to get facts.....

JBean
09-17-2005, 12:13 PM
This is a metra...hopefully your brothers use the 'L'

15 - 20 mph - happened at 8.36am - 5 or 6 cars - 30 people saying they need to go to hosp - was very scary - people hysterical

Please excuse the typing - trying to get facts.....No they use the commuter trains, not the "L" .

Brefie
09-17-2005, 12:16 PM
JBean - please let us know when you confirm they are ok :)

JBean
09-17-2005, 12:37 PM
JBean - please let us know when you confirm they are ok :)THanks Brefie..I am sure they are fine there is no reason to think they were on or near that train. It's just that there are a LOT of people that use those trains to commute every morning, my brothers included, and I am anxious to find out the reason for the derailment.There are so many commuters in the Chicagoland area , so you can imagine the impact this will have. Just glad it wasn't Monday at 8:30.

Beyond Belief
09-17-2005, 06:15 PM
thanks for the link. I was wondering about this all day.