Biloxi, MS Train/Bus Incident

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Biloxi, MS Train/Bus Incident

Postby John_Perkowski » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:59 pm

Accident on CSX in Biloxi, MS. Train hits bus

Thoughts and prayers for the families of the dead.
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Re: Biloxi, MS Train/Bus Incident

Postby justalurker66 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:32 pm

I am seeing that the bus was on the rails for 5-10 minutes before the train hit it.

Are there emergency numbers posted at the crossing? Doesn't anyone think to CALL!
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Re: Biloxi, MS Train/Bus Incident

Postby justalurker66 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:07 pm

More details in this story:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/07/us/urgent ... ain-crash/

This was a tragedy that did not need to happen. There was time to avoid the accident and deaths.
Fortunately only four were killed (as of this time).
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Re: Biloxi, MS Train/Bus Incident

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:59 pm

The Bus was low(& long) enough to bottom out on the track while crossing,was there a sign warning that low trailers/vehicles
can bottom out?
IF that driver saw that warning sign,should have not attempted the track there!
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Re: Biloxi, MS Train/Bus Incident

Postby John_Perkowski » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:55 am

Update: 4 dead, 35 injured

To answer backshophoss' question, signs are there...

North looking South
biloxi n looking south.JPG



South looking North
biloxi s looking north.JPG
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Re: Biloxi, MS Train/Bus Incident

Postby John_Perkowski » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:06 am

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Re: Biloxi, MS Train/Bus Incident

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:06 am

Although the photos Col. Perkowski has linked clearly establish that the hazard was marked, wonder what the Ladbrokes line is that Chessie will be "digging deep"?

While the reports of the incident I've read suggest the bus operator is "not exactly Mom and Pop", claims aided and abetted by Plaintiff attorneys will "tap out" the carrier's insuance. Then we know that Chessie had best sharpen her claws to dig in.

In view of that reports note the bus was disabled atop the X-ing for six minutes before the collision, it appears that the negligence belongs to one party - why wasn't the bus immediately evacuated, why didn't the driver immediately contact the CSX Train Dispatcher at the phone number identifying the X-ing - but Chessie's on tap.
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Re: Biloxi, MS Train/Bus Incident

Postby ExCon90 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:59 pm

Moreover (not that this will likely affect the ultimate awards), It was reported that the NTSB questioned early whether the bus company had specified routes that are and are not to be used by its drivers; a later report said that they do indeed have designated routes and drivers are specifically instructed not to use that crossing. So it appears that not only did the driver neither discharge his passengers nor report the incident to CSX, he had no business being on that crossing in the first place. On one occasion I was talking with someone--on CSX, as it happens--who said that when they receive a call about a problem at a crossing, the first thing they do is notify the dispatcher so he can issue an immediate stop-and-protect order, even before notifying M/W. maintenance.
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Re: Biloxi, MS Train/Bus Incident

Postby CarterB » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:26 pm

Some ambulance chaser/s with the TV ads to sue about everything, will extort, blackmail or otherwise 'hold up' the railroad just for the % fee they get. I just hope CSX countersues the bus company ...big time!!!
Bring back the Slumbercoaches!!
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