Collision detrails train near Chicago, truck driver dies

May 13, 2011 Read more: CTNow.com 8

A Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line train collided with a semi-tractor trailer truck in Mount Prospect this morning, killing the truck driver and causing the front train car to derail, officials said.

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bailout my duck

Yorkville, IL

#1 May 13, 2011
is high speed rail a good idea?doh!
THE TRUCKERS ORACLE

Palatine, IL

#2 May 13, 2011
bailout my duck wrote:
is high speed rail a good idea?doh!
IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THIS IS A "HIGH SPEED" TRAIN OR NOT. THE TRUCK DRIVER TURNED LEFT ON A RED ARROW THEN DROVE AROUND THE FLASHING LIGHTS AND BARRICADES. HE MADE A VERY POOR JUDGEMENT & DIED. TRUCK VS TRAIN THE DRIVER NEVER WINS.
Hmmmm

Streamwood, IL

#3 May 13, 2011
Seems to me all the comments are exactly what the media wants you to think. What if they were saying this may be terrorism? Certain facts of this crash would fall right into place. A dump truck full of concrete can do a lot of damage to a train, not to mention I find it hard to believe that anyone is that stupid to make a sharp turn and proceed to drive right in front of a train. This guy had to look at where he was about to turn into- gates down, bells ringing, deafining horn etc. That kind of stupidity is down right deliberate. An accident is just not a plausable theroy. Another interesting fact is that diesel fuel requires compression to explode, throw a match into a pool of diesel and watch as the diesel extinguishes the flame. Even a diesel soaked rag burns very slowly. So how did we have this huge explosion and fireball reported by every witness. Something is not right about this. Maybe the powers that be figured with the economy still in the tank it would not be a good time for a terror attack on a commuter train, and because no one but the attacker was killed quickly came up with a lame story about a simple Polish grandfather who caused the worst train wreck in several years.
Homer Ballard

Westchester, IL

#4 May 14, 2011
Hmmmm wrote:
Seems to me all the comments are exactly what the media wants you to think. What if they were saying this may be terrorism? Certain facts of this crash would fall right into place. A dump truck full of concrete can do a lot of damage to a train, not to mention I find it hard to believe that anyone is that stupid to make a sharp turn and proceed to drive right in front of a train. This guy had to look at where he was about to turn into- gates down, bells ringing, deafining horn etc. That kind of stupidity is down right deliberate. An accident is just not a plausable theroy. Another interesting fact is that diesel fuel requires compression to explode, throw a match into a pool of diesel and watch as the diesel extinguishes the flame. Even a diesel soaked rag burns very slowly. So how did we have this huge explosion and fireball reported by every witness. Something is not right about this. Maybe the powers that be figured with the economy still in the tank it would not be a good time for a terror attack on a commuter train, and because no one but the attacker was killed quickly came up with a lame story about a simple Polish grandfather who caused the worst train wreck in several years.
PARANOIA RUNS DEEP. Let's see, Obama is not an American, we have never landed a human upon the moon, bin Laden is not really killed, it is a phony train-truck wreck---what other whacko theories are you goofballs fronting today? You and your ilk are completely nuts.
pullyourheadouto fyourass

Hemet, CA

#5 May 15, 2011
Hmmmm wrote:
Seems to me all the comments are exactly what the media wants you to think. What if they were saying this may be terrorism? Certain facts of this crash would fall right into place. A dump truck full of concrete can do a lot of damage to a train, not to mention I find it hard to believe that anyone is that stupid to make a sharp turn and proceed to drive right in front of a train. This guy had to look at where he was about to turn into- gates down, bells ringing, deafining horn etc. That kind of stupidity is down right deliberate. An accident is just not a plausable theroy. Another interesting fact is that diesel fuel requires compression to explode, throw a match into a pool of diesel and watch as the diesel extinguishes the flame. Even a diesel soaked rag burns very slowly. So how did we have this huge explosion and fireball reported by every witness. Something is not right about this. Maybe the powers that be figured with the economy still in the tank it would not be a good time for a terror attack on a commuter train, and because no one but the attacker was killed quickly came up with a lame story about a simple Polish grandfather who caused the worst train wreck in several years.
You f*cking assh*le. That "simple polish grandfather" was my uncle, and on of the greatest men I've ever met. I'll tell you what, I'm going to be in Chicago in a few days, why don't we get together and you can tell me allll about how "simple" he is. You f*cking bag of sh*t.
pullyourheadouto fyourass

Hemet, CA

#6 May 15, 2011
THE TRUCKERS ORACLE wrote:
<quoted text> IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THIS IS A "HIGH SPEED" TRAIN OR NOT. THE TRUCK DRIVER TURNED LEFT ON A RED ARROW THEN DROVE AROUND THE FLASHING LIGHTS AND BARRICADES. HE MADE A VERY POOR JUDGEMENT & DIED. TRUCK VS TRAIN THE DRIVER NEVER WINS.
Same thing goes for you, chief.
on the scene

Elmhurst, IL

#7 May 20, 2011
Hmmmm wrote:
Seems to me all the comments are exactly what the media wants you to think. What if they were saying this may be terrorism? Certain facts of this crash would fall right into place. A dump truck full of concrete can do a lot of damage to a train, not to mention I find it hard to believe that anyone is that stupid to make a sharp turn and proceed to drive right in front of a train. This guy had to look at where he was about to turn into- gates down, bells ringing, deafining horn etc. That kind of stupidity is down right deliberate. An accident is just not a plausable theroy. Another interesting fact is that diesel fuel requires compression to explode, throw a match into a pool of diesel and watch as the diesel extinguishes the flame. Even a diesel soaked rag burns very slowly. So how did we have this huge explosion and fireball reported by every witness. Something is not right about this. Maybe the powers that be figured with the economy still in the tank it would not be a good time for a terror attack on a commuter train, and because no one but the attacker was killed quickly came up with a lame story about a simple Polish grandfather who caused the worst train wreck in several years.
You have a wild imagination. Trust me it was NOT terrorism. There was no indication that it was. The FBI was also involved for that very same concern. Give the agencies that responded and the railroad some credit. They deserve it for doing a fine job that day!
Train man

Chicago, IL

#8 May 20, 2011
Another delusional person, thinking he just had to get to work an hour early, acting as if Chicagoland is a North Korean boot camp, has foolishly bolted right into the path of an oncoming train and paid the ultimate price. When there is a train coming, there is not a thing you can do to stop the train. You can only find another route, or wait for the train to pass. It only takes 15 seconds for a Metra to pass, people! You are not in North Korea anymore!

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