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UPDATE: Comfirmed Fatal "Hunt for Heroes’ Parade Train Wreck
http://www.cbs7kosa.com/news/details.asp?ID=38997 ^

Posted on 11/15/2012 3:47:34 PM PST by Dusty Road

UPDATE 5:12 ***Eyewitnesses tell CBS7 the trailer was carrying the veterans.

CBS 7 has just learned that at least 20 people have been transported and Midland Memorial has gone Code 1 meaning all emergency hospital personal must report to the hospital. ****

UPDATE 5:04 pm *** CBS 7 is now hearing reports that as many as 20 have been transported. We have confirmed reports that there are fatalities.

Folk's we need some prayers here!


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fatalities; midland; sourcetitlenoturl; texas; tx; veterans

1 posted on 11/15/2012 3:47:39 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

What is the ‘hunt for heroes’ parade? Pardon my ignorance.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 3:50:24 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

http://www.mywesttexas.com/top_stories/article_c16ee4ee-2f7a-11e2-a12b-0019bb2963f4.html


3 posted on 11/15/2012 3:55:45 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Those news note stories are a little thin.

Evidently there was a “Hunt For Heroes” parade with a bunch of folks on a float/trailer. The float/trailer got hit by a train.

Our main street also has a train crossing and sometimes a local parade isn’t timed just right and a train comes through.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 3:55:56 PM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Veterans being honored.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 3:57:14 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road
Is this Texas?

Prayers Up for all involved. Lord, comfort those harmed, and those on the scene involved in saving those harmed. Prayer for all family members weathering this tragedy. In Jesus Name. Amen. Amen.

6 posted on 11/15/2012 3:57:40 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
A look at the link shows -

MIDLAND – CBS 7 has just learned that a train has slammed into the “Hunt for Heroes” parade procession. Reports from the scene tell us that at least nine people have been seriously hurt in the wreck that happened at the train tracks near the intersection of Garfield and Highway 80.

And so a quik gooley look shows locally sponsored hunt so wounded warriors can have that opportunity. http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2009/nov/21/hunters-set-sights-on-big-game-friendship/

Parade float got hit by a train.

7 posted on 11/15/2012 3:57:52 PM PST by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: ASOC

Who the heck organized the parade without knowing the train schedule?


8 posted on 11/15/2012 3:58:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Dusty Road

they didnt have railroad crossing signals?


9 posted on 11/15/2012 4:00:23 PM PST by dalebert
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To: dfwgator
If you don't mind we need prayers right now not criticisms.
10 posted on 11/15/2012 4:02:28 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: ASOC

Oh how tragic. My prayers and concern for all. What a horible thing to have happened.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 4:11:11 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Dusty Road
having been hit by a speeding freight, i know how terrible these wrecks can be ~ so before another of a series of lifelong flashbacks i'm cutting out of here.

everybody pray for these people

12 posted on 11/15/2012 4:11:43 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: editor-surveyor

What a horrible comment!


14 posted on 11/15/2012 4:23:42 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Four dead sixteen injured.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 4:25:08 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Prayers. BTTT.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 4:27:35 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media. GOTV<GOTF)
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To: Dusty Road

To what would you attribute such an outcome?


17 posted on 11/15/2012 4:29:18 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Dusty Road

There are four fatalities and 16 people have been transported to Midland Memorial Hospital, said Midland Chief of Police Price Robinson.

A float carrying veterans and their wives in the ninth annual Show of Support parade was struck by a eastbound train at the corner of Garfield Road and Industrial Avenue just before 5 p.m., Robinson said.

Read more: Updated: 4 die during Show of Support Parade - Mywesttexas.com: Top Stories http://www.mywesttexas.com/top_stories/article_c16ee4ee-2f7a-11e2-a12b-0019bb2963f4.html#.UKV8vDfLxNo.facebook#ixzz2CLBCoYNw
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18 posted on 11/15/2012 4:30:00 PM PST by deport
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To: dalebert
railroad crossing signals

The birds eye view of the intersection shows crossing gates as the protection device. Railroads have a vested interest in keeping the protective devices functioning (it's called 'liability') so it is a rather good assumption that they were functioning properly. Train/vehicle collisions are rarely the fault of the train or railroad equipment.

The view also shows that the crossing is in close proximity to the intersections of Rt 80 and Industrial Ave. A possibility is that the driver cleared the crossing but then stopped for a traffic signal with the trailer still on the tracks. There was an incident of that type involving a school bus several years ago, not sure of location or date. Unfortunately trains can't stop on a dime, the law of inertia typically comes into effect..

No matter the cause, it is tragic.

19 posted on 11/15/2012 4:30:51 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Amen, indeed.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 4:30:51 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: editor-surveyor

Would you please just go away, wounded combat veterans are dead and many injured, we need prayers not questions.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 4:34:47 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

There was to be a banquet tonight in Midland for Hunt for Heroes

The 2012 Show of Support Banquet will be Thursday November 15th.
Reserve your Table Now by calling 432-687-2167
Welcome to the Show of Support Military Hunt, Inc. website.

We are very excited with this years upcoming events. Our “Hunt for Heroes” Banquet will offer you many wonderful sponsorship opportunities, but we ask that you remember one thing; as you select our sponsorship levels, any support you give to these deserving individuals is an investment in their future recovery. By becoming a sponsor, you can take heart in the fact that you are showing these American Servicemen and women that you are proud of them and that you are thankful for all that they and their families have sacrificed.

Each year, we try to find new ways to say thanks to our servicemen & women. As we continue to grow, we hope that you will join us in honoring our Heroes.

Click on the “Sponsorship” tab at the top of this site and download a Reply Form. Complete it and send us your AD and form of payment to our P. O. Box or via e-mail and we can take care of that for you right away.

http://www.showofsupport.org/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Show-of-Support-Hunt-For-Heroes/179582565781


22 posted on 11/15/2012 4:36:58 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

You have no concern for what causes such tragedies?

Wow!


23 posted on 11/15/2012 4:39:07 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Piss off!


24 posted on 11/15/2012 4:40:44 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

If your in the area blood donations are needed!


25 posted on 11/15/2012 4:44:56 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

They need O positive, if you can help please do.


26 posted on 11/15/2012 4:50:57 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: editor-surveyor; Dusty Road
You have no concern--- plus other words of your authorship.

See post 19 for one possible scenario. That being said, it would seem to many that a person of your longevity on FR would be a tad less crass. Unless you were an eyewitness, you have no more knowledge than any of the rest of us as to the chain of events. We can all speculate, but at this point unless you can offer some further enlightenment that fits the plausibility scale, I am in agreement with post 24.

27 posted on 11/15/2012 4:50:57 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Dusty Road

Any additional information?


28 posted on 11/15/2012 5:37:40 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

very sad..my heart goes out to all of them.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 8:36:30 PM PST by dalebert
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To: NoCmpromiz

Then just sign out.


30 posted on 11/15/2012 8:38:41 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Dusty Road

Heard on the news that the parade float got stuck on the tracks and the wives and veterans were on chairs but could not get off fast enough. The trains can go 45-60 mph and take miles to stop.


31 posted on 11/15/2012 8:41:38 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: NoCmpromiz

>> “ A possibility is that the driver cleared the crossing but then stopped for a traffic signal with the trailer still on the tracks.” <<

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Every person licensed to operate that rig knows that you do not proceed across rails until you can get your entire vehicle clear. Did some chemical cloud the driver’s mind, or was he not a properly licensed and experienced operator?

We need to take things like this seriously. These kinds of mass distruction happen far too often. There is no excuse.


32 posted on 11/15/2012 8:44:35 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor
Then just sign out.

Ewe wish.

Ewe bin drinkin' agin?

Again, a person who has been on FR for as long as you have would tend to be less crass.

33 posted on 11/15/2012 10:02:28 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: huldah1776; Dusty Road
Still a lot of confusion in the reports. Here's what came on the My Way news feed about 2 hours ago..

4 dead, 17 hurt when train hits Texas vets parade

34 posted on 11/15/2012 10:15:57 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Eye don’t care!

Somebody has to turn these headless chicken threads towards a productive goal. Does everybody in Texas have to drive beer’d-up?

They turn what was supposed to be an uplifting event into a mass tragedy, and this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. The time for prayer was before the wheels started to roll.


35 posted on 11/16/2012 8:33:59 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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