Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Slammed by the LIRR

You may have seen the news about the accident, that they term a "bump." Click the title of this blog for video. I was on the 6:42 a.m. Babylon train that was hit by the Port Jefferson train outside of Jamaica in the morning. My train is normally 8 cars long, but was six this morning, and was packed to the gills with people, standing room only. WABC-7 seems to have the best reporting and video of this incident. WABC-7 reports that LIRR admitted it was human error -- perhaps the engineer of the Port Jeff train was too busy texting on his blackberry instead of looking at his signals. Here's News-12 video too.

It could have been much worse -- it could have been like this.