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"Victims" of Texas Veterans Parade suing Union Pacific
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Gadfly
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"Victims" of Texas Veterans Parade suing Union Pacific
 
« on: Nov 28th, 2012, 10:19pm »
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According to the news, the victims of the parade disaster recently are suing UP for a variety of bull**** "transgressions" of Union Pacific.
 
Typically, those who make tragic mistakes want someone else to take responsibility, and suffer over their OWN stupidity!  While I have sympathy for those who were harmed, I still must side with UP.  The fact remains that no matter what conditions existed, no matter what claims the plaintiffs make,it is STILL the responsibility of a driver to STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, and see that the way is CLEAR before proceeding over a grade crossing.  Even if trains were given permission to travel at a higher speed than previously authorized, if the driver had cleared his move, seen that traffic did not "hem" him in, BEFORE fouling the crossing, no train, when the signals were activated (as indicated in the story), the float would have been able to clear the track in plenty of time.  THIS IS THE DRIVER'S FAULT, and it is HE and his company that should bear the blame!  I hope UP fights to the last appeal and WINS!!!
 
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Bluewater
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Re: "Victims" of Texas Veterans Parade suing Union Pacific
 
« Reply #1 on: Dec 1st, 2012, 1:24pm »
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I agree with Gadfly, which is the one of many unusual things I've done today. It was the drivers fault, plain and simple. The only thing UP can be blamed for is being in the wrong place at the right time, no puns or insults intended.

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ClydeDET
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Re: "Victims" of Texas Veterans Parade suing Union Pacific
 
« Reply #2 on: Apr 2nd, 2013, 5:59pm »
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As long as the warning gear was working and properly adjusted, don't see any liability here. Speaking as a former attorney licensed in Tejas...
 
Ought to see just what is being alleged, i guess.


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MWLE2120
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Re: "Victims" of Texas Veterans Parade suing Union Pacific
 
« Reply #3 on: May 7th, 2013, 2:26pm »
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It's not like the train could stop. the driver could...his fault

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