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Train/18-wheeler flatbed truck Wreck involves Hunt For Heroes military personnel in Midland, Texas
CBS-7 Odessa/Midland, Texas ^ | Staff

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: heroes; military; parade; texas; train; wreck
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Please pray for all involved! God rest the souls of the deceased!
1 posted on 11/15/2012 3:55:46 PM PST by LUV W
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To: GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...

Pinging my lists for prayers for all involved in this wreck!


2 posted on 11/15/2012 3:58:07 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W
Organizers: 2 die during Show of Support Parade
3 posted on 11/15/2012 4:02:55 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Prayers up for all involved!


4 posted on 11/15/2012 4:03:24 PM PST by Texas Deb
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To: LUV W

Oh, my Lord. Deep prayers going up for all involved.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 4:03:48 PM PST by floralamiss ("For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.")
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To: LUV W

Prayers for all.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 4:10:51 PM PST by BIGLOOK (No joy and a wake up.)
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To: LUV W

Adding my prayers to the list.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 4:11:31 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: LUV W

Oh no. Prayers up for all involved.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 4:22:06 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: LUV W

What a horrific tragedy.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 4:22:51 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: LUV W

How awful.

Prayers being said for all the families.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 4:24:41 PM PST by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: LUV W

So sad, Luv..Prayers for the injured and those who mourn.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 4:25:12 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: LUV W

I am so sorry to hear of this.

My sympathy, thoughts, and prayers go out to these people, their, family, friends, and associates.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 4:29:26 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: LUV W
I just heard this on the news.

My deepest prayers for all!

13 posted on 11/15/2012 4:36:08 PM PST by oldteen
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To: LUV W
How awful! Praying for these people.
14 posted on 11/15/2012 4:37:50 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: LUV W

This is terrible!

Prayers up for all involved and their loved ones.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 4:41:14 PM PST by Eaker ( If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.)
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To: LUV W

UPDATE 6:25 PM ***
MPD Police Chief Price Robinson: 4 Dead, 10 Critical in Midland Train Wreck


16 posted on 11/15/2012 4:43:20 PM PST by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: LUV W

Prayers on the way.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 5:00:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: LUV W

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.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 5:04:07 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: LUV W

(((((Sending Heartfelt, Caring Prayers)))))


19 posted on 11/15/2012 5:19:31 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

It would be a crime to have lived through the Second World War and then die in a stupid train crossing.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 5:23:04 PM PST by BooBoo1000 ( Your life is like a coin, you can spend it on what ever you want, but you can only spend it once.)
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To: LUV W

Thanks for the ping. A prayer for everyone involved.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 5:27:41 PM PST by PGalt
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To: LUV W

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.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 5:49:23 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: LUV W

Oh no!! Prayers for all involved and the families and friends of those deceased. This is just terrible.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 5:54:11 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: LUV W

Prayers for all involved.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 5:56:34 PM PST by Aquamarine ( We all live in Benghazi now. ~ bray)
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Fox Video of the tragedy involving military vets in Midland, Texas
Keep praying for the victims and their families.
Our West Texas hearts are broken tonight for them.
25 posted on 11/15/2012 6:38:55 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Thanks for the sad ping

Prayers up

Saddest regards

alfa6 ;>}


26 posted on 11/15/2012 6:39:01 PM PST by alfa6
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To: SaraJohnson

Someone or more than one were not paying attention for something like this to happen.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 6:46:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: LUV W

Thanks for the update LuvW. Saw this on your FB page earlier. Very tragic.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 6:52:03 PM PST by mnehring
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To: LUV W

Prayers for Our Heroes.

This is terrible.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 7:18:28 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: LUV W

I join in earnest prayer for our heroes and others suffering in this tragic accident.


30 posted on 11/15/2012 7:39:40 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: GeronL

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.


31 posted on 11/15/2012 8:24:25 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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Someone said they couldn’t hear the train because of the police sirens.

Oh boy. If that is accurate, I guess lawsuits would follow?


32 posted on 11/15/2012 8:30:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: LUV W

Horrible! Bless them all.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 8:32:15 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: GeronL

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.


34 posted on 11/15/2012 8:37:59 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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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.


35 posted on 11/15/2012 8:39:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: All; lonestar; Alamo-Girl; left that other site; mnehring; alfa6; Aquamarine; penelopesire; ...

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.


36 posted on 11/15/2012 8:51:56 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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A very sad ping. We are all shocked. Please offer your prayers. Thanks.


37 posted on 11/15/2012 9:00:54 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: DoughtyOne; GeronL

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.


38 posted on 11/15/2012 9:02:28 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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” - - - I’m not sure about this exact crossing - - - “

Local news just said the the lights and gate were working at this Garfield intersection.


39 posted on 11/15/2012 9:04:43 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: DoughtyOne

Yep, just sad all around.

I guess float #2 just followed float #1 over the crossing without looking.

?


40 posted on 11/15/2012 9:36:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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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.


41 posted on 11/15/2012 9:37:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: LUV W
Thanks Luv W. I'm a crusty old fart but this just hit me in the gut for some reason. Wounded Warriors surviving the battlefield only to die or be reinjured during a parade in their honor. Sometimes the world presents us some harsh realities that makes us wonder...

Prayers for strength for the families and healing for the injured.

42 posted on 11/15/2012 9:48:08 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (2C7:14 If my people..shall humble themselves and pray..I will hear from heaven..and heal their land.)
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To: LUV W

Prayers offered up for these heroes and their families.


43 posted on 11/15/2012 10:41:11 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: LUV W

Thanks for your posts LUV W.

Take care...


44 posted on 11/15/2012 11:34:18 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: 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.


45 posted on 11/15/2012 11:37:47 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Graewoulf

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.


46 posted on 11/15/2012 11:39:45 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: GeronL

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.


47 posted on 11/15/2012 11:49:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: LUV W

BTTT


48 posted on 11/16/2012 1:12:49 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: LUV W

BTTT


49 posted on 11/16/2012 1:14:42 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: LUV W

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).


50 posted on 11/16/2012 3:29:57 AM PST by beachn4fun (Being Thankful that the forgiven have the ear of God.)
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