I normally don’t comment on current events outside of politics, but this one struck me as worth bringing up…
According to AP via Yahoo News:
CHICAGO – A commuter train was going almost 60 mph above the speed limit just before it derailed, killing two people and injuring dozens, the acting chairman of the
National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday.
Mark Rosenker said the Metra train was traveling at 69 mph and should not have been going faster than 10 mph when it switched tracks at a crossover just before jumping the tracks Saturday.
Nothing wrong with the tracks or the train, it was just going ‘too fast’. Yeah, I’d say so. Sheesh.