Terrible bus/train accident claims 6 lives

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    Terrible bus/train accident claims 6 lives

    Post by PTFlea on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:06 am

    Unfortunately 5 dead, more severely injured. Please keep discussions about this tragedy in here.
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    Post by wprager on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:10 am

    Police are interviewing survivors and have told them they are not allowed to use their phones to call/text loved ones. That's got to be a little strange, right?

    The barrier was down and the lights were flashing, and the bus apparently ran through those and crashed into the train. Some reports said people on the bus were screaming at the driver to stop.

    Makes you wonder if the police are treating this as not just an accident investigation. I hope I'm wrong.


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    Post by wprager on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:13 am

    I have a lot of friends in Barrhaven. One, apparently, just missed that bus on the way to work.


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    Post by NEELY on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:13 am

    You just hope the driver wasn't suicidal here...

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    Post by NEELY on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:13 am

    wprager wrote:I have a lot of friends in Barrhaven. One, apparently, just missed that bus on the way to work.
    Yup, my little cousin rolled up on it basically just after it happened in a bus that followed.
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    Post by PTFlea on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:13 am

    Oh, I think the driver of that bus was either suicidal or had a heart attack or fell asleep. There's something rotten in Denmark here. As you said, there were people yelling at him to stop and he just kept going. Who does that?
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    Post by PTFlea on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:14 am

    NEELY wrote:You just hope the driver wasn't suicidal here...
    There's something wrong with this picture for sure. Is the driver dead?
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:16 am

    SpezDispenser wrote:
    NEELY wrote:You just hope the driver wasn't suicidal here...
    There's something wrong with this picture for sure. Is the driver dead?
    A caller on CFRA said that his girlfriend, who was on the bus, told him the driver was dead. This was at about 9.15

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    Post by NEELY on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:22 am

    Driver is dead for sure. Look at the wreck.
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    Post by PTFlea on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:22 am

    NEELY wrote:Driver is dead for sure. Look at the wreck.
    You never know...
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    Post by PTFlea on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:23 am

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    SpezDispenser wrote:
    NEELY wrote:You just hope the driver wasn't suicidal here...
    There's something wrong with this picture for sure. Is the driver dead?
    A caller on CFRA said that his girlfriend, who was on the bus, told him the driver was dead. This was at about 9.15
    Dung, that's a bit of a shame. Trying to figure out this tragedy just got a little harder.
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    Post by Flo The Action on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:27 am

    SpezDispenser wrote:Oh, I think the driver of that bus was either suicidal or had a heart attack or fell asleep. There's something rotten in Denmark here. As you said, there were people yelling at him to stop and he just kept going. Who does that?
    you don't want to go there unless you have to. it's got to be another option
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    Post by tim1_2 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:30 am

    The driver of the bus is one of the five dead. More info here:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/via-train-ottawa-bus-collision-causes-multiple-deaths-1.1858868
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    Post by tim1_2 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:40 am

    Per 580 CFRA's Twitter:

    31 patients transported to local hospitals, 11 critical. 4 Q-Carleton, 4 civic, 6 general, 17 Montfort (less critical). 6 deaths.
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    Post by PTFlea on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:40 am

    Flo The Action wrote:
    SpezDispenser wrote:Oh, I think the driver of that bus was either suicidal or had a heart attack or fell asleep. There's something rotten in Denmark here. As you said, there were people yelling at him to stop and he just kept going. Who does that?
    you don't want to go there unless you have to. it's got to be another option
    Does it? Who knows...

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