Saturday, May 9, 2009

Subway Trains Collide in Boston

A subway train rear-ended another subway train that was stopped between two underground stations in downtown Boston on Friday night, injuring about 50 people, and one of the conductors told police he was texting at the time of the crash, officials said.
About 100 people were evacuated, and 49 were taken to area hospitals, but officials said their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
The 24-year-old operator of the moving train, was sending text messages from his cell phone when the accident occurred, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority general manager Dan Grabauskas said.
"I can tell you it's difficult to contain my outrage at hearing this," Grabauskas said.
Driving is a PRIVILEGE - not a right.
When driving your car, your eyes needs to be straight ahead.
Both hands needs be on the steering wheel.
You need to observe speed limits.
You need to yield the right of way to pedestrians/other cars.
You need to STOP for stop signs and red lights.
You need to pull over to the side of the road to allow emergency vehicles to past from both directions.