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KV7J
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« on: Jun 24th, 2011, 4:19pm »
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California Zepher involved in accident near Trinity, NV. Appears a semi hit about the 4th car back. One dead at this time. At least two cars on fire and a third expected to ignite shortly. This crossing is in the middle of nowhere so people are milling about. Word was passed that train had been evac'ed now word coming down that this may not be true.  
 
Churchill, Lyon, Phershing Counties responding at this time.  
 
Trinity is near Lovelock, NV.
 
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 27th, 2011, 9:43am »
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Photos: The middle of the 40 mile desert. The only things you find out here are fast trains, fast trucks and road runners.
 


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« Reply #2 on: Jun 27th, 2011, 9:48am »
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Looking east back down the tracks towards Elko, NV
All photos by the Reno Gazette Journal


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« Reply #3 on: Jun 27th, 2011, 9:49am »
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Looking west towards Reno...

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« Reply #4 on: Jun 27th, 2011, 9:51am »
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Burnt cars... again, all photos by the RGJ, Reno, NV

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« Reply #5 on: Feb 27th, 2013, 5:40pm »
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NTSB report is out, dated 12/11/12. On NTSB site. it is - enlightening. The dead passengers were all killed by blunt trauma, in the second hi-level (first hi-level was crew dorm, truck driver and conductor were killed there), when the trailer disconnected, ramped up and penetrated the car at second deck level near the front.
 
Driver shouldn't have been allowed anywhere near a truck, it turns out. And - could be it wouldn't have happened if the truck's brakes had all been operational.
 
Tragic accident. Gonna cost the trucking company a LOT.


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« Reply #6 on: Feb 27th, 2013, 10:02pm »
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Link to report:  www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2012/HAR1203.pdf
 
Note that they classified it as a highway accident (HAR) versus a railroad accident (RAR).
 
Wouldn,t be surprised if the trucking company's owners have not already been to bandruptcy court.  If not, they are probably busy stripping it of assets so that there won't be too much to go after when they start getting judments against them.


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on Feb 27th, 2013, 10:02pm, George_Harris wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Link to report:  www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2012/HAR1203.pdf
 
Note that they classified it as a highway accident (HAR) versus a railroad accident (RAR).
 
Wouldn,t be surprised if the trucking company's owners have not already been to bandruptcy court.  If not, they are probably busy stripping it of assets so that there won't be too much to go after when they start getting judments against them.

 
Wouldn't surprise me if you are right about that, george. But they may still be well and truly on the hook as they will have to reveal the claims or potential claims and the court will leave them nothing until they have been satisfied to the extent asests are in the estate.


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