January 07, 2007

What Accident Where?

Hmmm, freaky. Earlier today, Ann and I were riding the lovely subway when the train ground to a halt just outside the Mount Vernon stop. After a few minutes they ushered everyone in the front four cars out through the front, which had already reached the platform. Figuring there was some annoying technical issue afoot, we got off the train, exited the station, and just walked the rest of the way, blissfully unaware, it seems, that the back two cars of the train had actually derailed and crashed against the tunnel wall, trapping 60 people in the dark for an hour and sending 16 people to the hospital. Good to know that when catastrophe strikes I'm totally oblivious...
-- Brad Plumer 9:09 PM || ||