Skip to comments.Wow: Runner Escapes Boston Bombs, Texas Blast
Posted on 04/19/2013 8:15:21 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Not too many people can relate to this week better than Austin's Joe Berti. He raced in the Boston Marathon and figures he crossed the finish line about 30 seconds before the first bomb went off, reports AP. His wife got hit with shrapnel but escaped serious injury. The Bertis returned to Texas on Tuesday, and the next night, as he drove home from a meeting in Dallas on I-35, Joe's car got rocked by the explosion of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas. He survived that, too, even pulling over to snap a photo of the plumeas debris hit his car. (See the image in the story's photo gallery.)
"People keep saying, 'Don't you feel unlucky?' and I was actually the oppositesaying not only do I not feel unlucky, but I feel blessed that my wife could be 10 yards from the explosion and not have a scratch." So will he be staying home for a while? "We need to keep him moving," says his wife, Amy. "Maybe he just needs to stand in an open field."
He needs to schedule a trip to Vegas. Now.
Or maybe not; it seems like every time he travels, something gets blown up. :)
Reminds me of this guy...
Ooops. Already posted
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Don’t mess with Texas. And specifically, Mr. Berti.
As a side bar......the West, Texas explosion could be terrorist driven. The explosive ammonia subtance was stored in a railroad tanker car located on a railway spur nest to the fertilizer plant. I doubt very much that the firefighters who were on scene fighting the initial fire would not know that hosing water on certain liquids is a no-no!!! Could it be that the terrorists started the small fire within the factory as a cover while they blew up the sitting railway tanker car? Just asking!!!
Different source/story on same subject so we will leave it up.
Thanks for the heads up.