I-25 crash delays commuter trains, sn...

I-25 crash delays commuter trains, snarls traffic

There are 41 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Jun 22, 2009, titled I-25 crash delays commuter trains, snarls traffic. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Photo: An armored car lost control Monday on Interstate 25 near La Cienega and rolled across the Rail Runner tracks.

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gonzales-scorp93

United States

#25 Jun 23, 2009
i am sorry but some of these comments are harsh, no one deserves to die that way, and i am sorry to the families that have to read such harsh words when they are hurting so much shame on you "brinks basher" for saying that's what they deserve. god bless you with some compassion.
too bad

Albuquerque, NM

#26 Jun 23, 2009
I knew something was up when the sheriffs moved traffic to the frontage road when i was on my way back to SF from Alb last night. such a terrible sight.
barbie

Santa Fe, NM

#27 Jun 23, 2009
The cops need to be at the intersection of frontage and 599 controlling traffic, they just ignored the difficult intersection. It is their inattention that caused the snarl, what are drivers stuck in their cars supposed to do. The cops never pay attention!

Since: Sep 08

AOL

#28 Jun 23, 2009
This was a tragic accident. I feel sorry for the families and everyone involved.

Is it time that New Mexico connsider lowering the speedlimit for vehicles that weigh over a certain number of pounds? Something as heavy as a Brinks truck or an 18 wheeler takes everything out in its path when an accident such as this happens.
Sam

Los Alamos, NM

#29 Jun 23, 2009
So sad.
Leah

Albuquerque, NM

#30 Jun 23, 2009
More Patrols wrote:
I too would like to see more patrols on I-25. The speeding has gotten way out of hand and is extremely dangerous. The State Police are underfunded but that can't be the entire reason why there are so few officers on the road these last years.
I agree, something needs to be done, too many people driving way over the speed limit and tailgating. Alot of times these idiots are going so fast that they run people off the road because they can't stop because they insist on speeding. I guess not enough lives have been lost for the state to do something about this problem.
Local Joe

Albuquerque, NM

#31 Jun 23, 2009
The cops never pay attention? If you idiot drivers would pay attention the cops would'nt yell at you. Cops have a hard job to do and don't get paid nearly enough to put up with your stupidity. Keep your eyes on the road and move on.
barbie wrote:
The cops need to be at the intersection of frontage and 599 controlling traffic, they just ignored the difficult intersection. It is their inattention that caused the snarl, what are drivers stuck in their cars supposed to do. The cops never pay attention!
Local Joe

Albuquerque, NM

#32 Jun 23, 2009
In a perfect world cops would be everywhere as displayed on the billboards. Unfortunately most departments are shorthanded and as mentioned in a earlier comment, tied up on B S calls in Madrid or Airport Road.
G Rome

Albuquerque, NM

#33 Jun 23, 2009
My prayers go out the family of the gentleman who lost his life. May God bless him and the family that he leaves behind, and may God bless all of the people who made harsh comments. May you never have to experience the unexpected lost of a loved one, and if you do, may individuals who know nothing about the situation make hurtful comments.
Criag Solano

Santa Fe, NM

#34 Jun 23, 2009
Local Joe wrote:
In a perfect world cops would be everywhere as displayed on the billboards. Unfortunately most departments are shorthanded and as mentioned in a earlier comment, tied up on B S calls in Madrid or Airport Road.
they can't be too shorthanded, when a cop dies five hundred cop cars show up lights and sirens going, and thats just for the services/funeral!
Andre

Meridian, ID

#35 Jun 23, 2009
You idiot you better shut you bitchy mouth, have some respect

Since: Oct 08

Questa, NM

#36 Jun 23, 2009
Criag Solano wrote:
<quoted text>
they can't be too shorthanded, when a cop dies five hundred cop cars show up lights and sirens going, and thats just for the services/funeral!
That is "500" cop cars from across the entire state, from every department.......and yes they are very short handed, what makes it worse is that people like you want one on every corner, and at least every mile post on every road in the state but don't want to pay for them.

Since: Oct 08

Questa, NM

#37 Jun 23, 2009
barbie wrote:
The cops need to be at the intersection of frontage and 599 controlling traffic, they just ignored the difficult intersection. It is their inattention that caused the snarl, what are drivers stuck in their cars supposed to do. The cops never pay attention!
The "snarl" is caused because of drivers like you who are not paying attention, or if they are will not start getting over before the very last min...gun it and try to get in front of just one more car before merging and it causes the snarls.
NMDOT

Huntsville, AL

#38 Jun 23, 2009
invest in GUARDRAILS, NMDOT!
Ex-Armored Employee

Los Alamos, NM

#40 Jun 23, 2009
Armored cars are a deathtrap for the guard riding in the cargo area. The guard in the rear rides on what can best be described as a jump seat and in the older armored bodies, it may have only a lap belt. Of course, using it is recommended. But that is not the only hazard. Coins for circulation are wrapped and boxed, and boxes and bags of money can be lethal objects in a rollover or collision.

This is a wake up call for NMDOT to examine these vehicles for rear passenger safety and load confinement in the event of an accident.
someone in phoenix

Tucson, AZ

#41 Jun 23, 2009
I thought Phoenix had all the idiots but you people take the cake. A man dies and you say serves him right. My Goodness you are really something. Blame it on spped and who knows what else. Like you even saw what happened. It's called a blown out tire and that in itself at any speed is dangerous. What a bunch of loosers who had negative comments.
Marie Morrison

Santa Fe, NM

#43 Jun 23, 2009
I am seeing that the majority of comments are negative. Why blame the police for speeding? First of all, they aren't the ones causing the drivers to speed. It is the choice of the driver, to break the law. Our family may not see the police, but we know what the law says for us to do, so we adhere to it.

Brinks should keep their tires as new ones, with the weight of the trucks being what it is;it is not the driver's fault, or the guard in back. They are only trying to earn a paycheck for their families. I admire them, instead of going to the welfare office. Their job is very dangerous, with the chance of being killed at gunpoint for the money at anytime. Why not respect them for the job any of us would not want to take on.

The speed limit is 75 mph. Anyone going that speed, and I doubt a truck as heavy as Brinks could go much faster than this, could have a rollover. It is an unexpected tragedy; as if someone would deliberately have a blowout! We were there; the skid marks were quite a long stretch. He tried to stop, but how to you suddenly stop, going 75 mph?

As we drove on to Albuquerque, we saw one set of blown out tires after another. We commented we were surprised there hadn't been more deaths and serious accidents going on.

The best thing we can do for those who have negative things to say is completely ignore them. They only are commenting to draw attention to themselves, just as criminals love to draw headlines. Let us not give them the joy they want.
fake name here

Woodstock, IL

#45 Jun 23, 2009
Having a different speed limit for different vehicles can cause rear end collisions and road rage.
Angela

Dallas, TX

#46 Jun 4, 2010
My brother Vincent R Fernandez passed away in this Brinks accident. No one in that truck was drunk, texting, or speeding. The tire blew and the hardest working man I've ever known died providing an honest living for his family. It has almost been a year and the pain is as if we lost my brother yesterday. Shame on anyone who assumes anything about this accident that has devastated my whole family. Rest in peace my sweet baby brother!
Buddy

Rio Rancho, NM

#47 May 20, 2011
RIP Vince, we love you bro!

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