For the second time this week two trains have collided on a busy railroad intersection, and unbelievably, only injuries have been reported in both cases by authorities. The first crash was a commuter train in Connecticut, while the second crash, just this morning in Missouri, were two full-cargo freight-liners.
But the fact no one died in this morning's crash in Scott County, Missouri is an outright miracle by any sane person's definition: not only did the crash cause diesel fuel to leak and catch fire immediately after the crash, but the crash was a typical t-bone accident and the train that was struck jettisoned the tracks and slammed into a nearby highway overpass - causing it to collapse with cars driving on it at the same time.
|Not sure what would be scarier... Seeing a train slam into the overpass I'm driving on or collapsing in my car with the overpass|
Trains colliding usually means someone is going to be hurt, but two trains colliding in the same week - one transporting hundreds of commuters and the other wiping out an active highway overpass - and only non-fatal injuries occur is a miracle to best miracles.
What say you?