Skip to comments.Train/18-wheeler flatbed truck Wreck involves Hunt For Heroes military personnel in Midland, Texas
Posted on 11/15/2012 3:55:38 PM PST by LUV W
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 5:12 ***Eyewitnesses tell CBS7 the trailer was carrying the veterans ****
(Excerpt) Read more at cbs7.com ...
Pinging my lists for prayers for all involved in this wreck!
Prayers up for all involved!
Oh, my Lord. Deep prayers going up for all involved.
Prayers for all.
Adding my prayers to the list.
Oh no. Prayers up for all involved.
What a horrific tragedy.
Prayers being said for all the families.
So sad, Luv..Prayers for the injured and those who mourn.
I am so sorry to hear of this.
My sympathy, thoughts, and prayers go out to these people, their, family, friends, and associates.
My deepest prayers for all!
This is terrible!
Prayers up for all involved and their loved ones.
UPDATE 6:25 PM ***
MPD Police Chief Price Robinson: 4 Dead, 10 Critical in Midland Train Wreck
Prayers on the way.
Prayers up for the deceased and condolences to their families. Prayers up for rapid healing and complete recovery for those injured, and may God grant His Solace to all involved in this terrible tragedy.
Thank you, dear LUV W for this thread and for the ping.
(((((Sending Heartfelt, Caring Prayers)))))
It would be a crime to have lived through the Second World War and then die in a stupid train crossing.
Thanks for the ping. A prayer for everyone involved.
This is strange. How the heck did this happen?!
God bless all involved and God bless and protect our troops from enemies, foreign and domestic.
Oh no!! Prayers for all involved and the families and friends of those deceased. This is just terrible.
Prayers for all involved.
Thanks for the sad ping
Someone or more than one were not paying attention for something like this to happen.
Thanks for the update LuvW. Saw this on your FB page earlier. Very tragic.
Prayers for Our Heroes.
This is terrible.
I join in earnest prayer for our heroes and others suffering in this tragic accident.
It’s indeed unfortunate, but you nailed it.
Baring some explanation that the truck was somehow snagged on the tracks, which is very doubtful, this truck should not have stopped on the tracks.
If it couldn’t fit on the other side, it should have stopped before crossing the tracks.
If other people are trusting you with their lives, it is vitally important you be thinking every moment on the job you have been tasked with.
This is just tragic. And it’s even more-so because it should never have happened.
In many parts of Texas, you can see a train coming from a great distance. I’m not sure about this exact crossing, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you could.
Someone said they couldn’t hear the train because of the police sirens.
Oh boy. If that is accurate, I guess lawsuits would follow?
Horrible! Bless them all.
That still doesn’t fly.
Train crossings are rather simple really.
When you’re transporting a number of people, you make a complete stop before attempting a crossing.
Before crossing, you look both directions.
If you can go all the way across, it’s okay to do so.
If you can’t, you stop on the near side.
You can be totally deaf and still cross tracks safely.
I’m not saying this out of anger. I’m just sad this happened. Talking about the things to think of, may help someone else some day.
Thanks to all of you who have or who will express their sorrow and support in light of this tragedy. It will take a long time to sort it out, and I know, without actually knowing them, that all the people involved with the wonderful program, Hunt for Heroes, are overwhelmed with heavy hearts. The local Patriot Guards are having a prayer circle at a local hotel tomorrow morning, and the blood banks at the hospitals have been overwhelmed with donors wanting to help in any way they can.
We love the troops here in West Texas.
A very sad ping. We are all shocked. Please offer your prayers. Thanks.
I have had some questions, too. This crossing is in downtown Midland and there are many very tall buildings in the general area, though, I don’t think right there. In other words, it wasn’t out in the “wide open spaces”. Also, parts of Midland had been having their electricity out, and some speculated that this might have caused the gate not to work like it was supposed to. One witness said it came down and then popped right back up.
The very first thing I asked myself, and I am not taking away from the extreme heartache and sorrow everyone involved is feeling...is...why on EARTH would a parade even cross a train track in the first place? I feel bad even second-guessing, but there ARE lots of unanswered questions...
Continue to pray for all involved. They are in extreme pain, either bodily or in the heart.
” - - - Im not sure about this exact crossing - - - “
Local news just said the the lights and gate were working at this Garfield intersection.
Yep, just sad all around.
I guess float #2 just followed float #1 over the crossing without looking.
I didn’t know about a power outtage.
Maybe this track goes through the middle of town? Likely this town might exist originally because of a track.
Prayers for strength for the families and healing for the injured.
Prayers offered up for these heroes and their families.
Thanks for your posts LUV W.
That’s another good question, although the main drag in this town may have the tracks intersect.
Thanks for the mention of the area around the incident.
Sure am sorry folks are having to go through this.
That’s interesting. I guess there were reports of power outages and some folks saying the lights and gate weren’t working too. Guess they’ll have to figure it all out over time, unless your report is accurate, and they’re already sure it was working.
I appreciate the mention.
So sad to see folks trying to do a good for the troops, and then this. I’m sure the organizers must be terribly demoralized.
Oh Luvy this is terrible. Prayers up.
p.s. you would think by now that the train industry would have some kind of early warning system, when there are things on the tracks, to allow them to stop in time. Judging by the number of train accidents in the last few years, if they have something like it, they don’t work and need to be improved. This accident SHOULD NEVER have happened. Someone should have coordinated with the train depot(s).
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