Jump to content
CrazyTrain

Crescent Accident in Hattiesburg MS (12/5/18)

Recommended Posts

I have a friend who was on the 90 Palmetto in June 2017 when a person was killed outside of Lorton, VA.   I was on the 83 Northeast Regional heading home to Newport News (station) from Baltimore and CSX held our train at ALX due to that incident.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've seen bad reporting before, but this is BAD.  Condolences to all involved in the incident.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Acela150 said:

A person or vehicle is struck by a train every 3 hours. So definitely not once a month. ;) 

Ok but maybe doesnt make the news that often

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, john h said:

Ok but maybe doesnt make the news that often

I would say that it usually does. Maybe not national news, but if you just go on Google and put in the term "hit by train", you'll almost certainly get results pretty much 24/7.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, cpotisch said:

I would say that it usually does. Maybe not national news, but if you just go on Google and put in the term "hit by train", you'll almost certainly get results pretty much 24/7.

Ok I see your point and found this unbelievable 

https://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Man-hit-by-train-placing-flowers-for-previous-train-victim-501405212.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, Thirdrail7 said:

The article clearly states no injuries to passengers or crew.

I find the title of this thread extremely misleading. 

Even if no physical injuries were reported, the friend might well be stressed by witnessing such an event.

I think it can show up later as PTSD.

 

Ed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless he was on the engine, was looking out of the window when it happened or went looking for the body, he didn't witness the event.  He heard about it. While he could have gotten PTSD while sitting on the train after he heard about, the same could apply if he wasn't on the train and read/heard about through the media.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Thirdrail7 said:

Unless he was on the engine, was looking out of the window when it happened or went looking for the body, he didn't witness the event.  He heard about it. While he could have gotten PTSD while sitting on the train after he heard about, the same could apply if he wasn't on the train and read/heard about through the media.

I disagree 

 

He still would l feel train make a sudden stop may even have nightmares from knowing he was on the train that hit someone 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, john h said:

I disagree 

 

He still would l feel train make a sudden stop may even have nightmares from knowing he was on the train that hit someone 

I'm going to say that Thirdrail is spot on here. I've been in the cab of engines that have almost hit and killed people. That feeling of even almost hitting a person is unreal. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was on 30 between Cleveland and Alliance.  I was just getting up to go to the bathroom.  As I was sitting on my bed the train made an emergency brake application.  I had a strange feeling we might have hit some body.  I turned on my scanner hoping that it wasn’t true.  I heard the engineer reporting a “trespasser strike” or similar words. I immediately turned the scanner off. Said a prayer for the crew and the trespasser.  I did not say anything to the other passengers or crew.  I knew that this was their business and the best way for me to help was to stay quiet and out of the way.  

We were delayed 3 hours while a replacement crew was located and transported to the train.  Both crews ended up handling things professionally.  Once the information was public knowledge I thanked each crew member I came in contact with and told them they did well and that I regretted they had to go through this.  

The event did have an effect. For a while I could hear the engineer’s voice reporting to the dispatcher in my head.  

A girlfriend of mine once told me she stopped taking the train after a train she was on hit a car at s grade crossing.  I think her first train ride after that was with me and she now routinely rides.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"

"We were delayed 3 hours while a replacement crew was located and transported to the train.  Both crews ended up handling things professionally.  Once the information was public knowledge I thanked each crew member I came in contact with and told them they did well and that I regretted they had to go through this."

There was a similar incident on #20 last September.  My friends were on board as Trails & Rails volunteers.  The Conductor, whom I have worked with as a volunteer also and whom is very professional, noted that this had happened to her before and how unfortunate it was, but she did her job.  The crew stayed on board and finished their trip an hour or so later in Atlanta.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have witnessed someone be hit and killed by a train before. But like ThirdRail said it was because I was in an open vestibule looking forward at the time. It's stuck with me. But I've sort of blocked it out with great effort.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×