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cansei de ser sexme
09-15-2008, 06:47 PM
i know i put this in the other thread about this but i thought it was a pretty important update and a lot of people didnt catch my post in the other thread...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080915/ts_nm/train_crash_dc



Investigators of a Los Angeles train wreck that killed 25 people are looking into reports that an engineer blamed for missing a stop signal light may have been distracted by text messaging moments before the crash, officials said on Monday.


Some 135 people were injured in the crash, more than 40 of them critically, in the deadliest U.S. rail tragedy in 15 years. Officials briefly raised the death toll to 26 on Monday before revising it back to 25.

Memorial_07
09-15-2008, 07:40 PM
now I completely blame him

woogie846
09-15-2008, 07:40 PM
That's disgusting.

cansei de ser sexme
09-15-2008, 07:46 PM
it's interesting that when controlling the lives of maybe 7 at most in a car you cannot use a cell phone but when 1 is controlling the lives of 100's there isn't a law. kind of curious if you ask me.

gaypalmsprings
09-15-2008, 07:46 PM
Maybe it was a hands-free call.

http://www.wayodd.com/funny-pictures2/funny-pictures-cell-phone-dork-dhD.jpg

cansei de ser sexme
09-15-2008, 07:48 PM
Now that would be hard to be
text messaging moments before the crash with but still funny pic.

Memorial_07
09-15-2008, 08:09 PM
if he wasn't texting, he could've just used bluetooth

JustSteve
09-15-2008, 08:10 PM
it says he MAY have been text messaging

fatbastard
09-15-2008, 08:11 PM
Either way, it sucks for all of those people.