Thursday, January 25, 2018

Daily Misfortune Thursday January 25, 2018

Daily Misfortune Thursday January 25, 2018 ---  ===


NTSB report: Amtrak engineer missed speed-limit signs before the train crashed on a curve south of Tacoma The engineer on the Amtrak train that derailed south of Tacoma on its debut run in December, killing three people and injuring dozens, said he didn't see or didn't recognize the signposts and signals along the track indicating a drastic drop in the speed limit, according to a new report from federal investigators. It was the engineer’s second time driving a train in that direction on a newly opened stretch of track, known as the Point Defiance Bypass. e National Transportation Safety Board interviewed the 55-year-old engineer last week, about a month after the deadly crash. Both the engineer and a qualifying conductor, who was in the locomotive to familiarize himself with the new track, suffered serious injuries, which delayed their interviews, engineer, whose name hasn’t been released, had completed seven to 10 “observational trips” completed only one training trip driving the locomotive south — the direction it was going when it crashed. What’s more, when he saw a signal at the curve, he mistook it for a different one. completed only one training trip driving the locomotive south — the direction it was going when it crashed. What’s more, when he saw a signal at the curve, he mistook it for a different one. The engineer on the Amtrak train that derailed south of Tacoma last month, killing three people and injuring dozens, said he didn’t see or didn’t recognize the signposts and signals along the track indicating a drastic drop in the speed limit, a new report from federal investigators says. It was the engineer’s second time driving a train in that direction on a newly opened stretch of track, known as the Point Defiance Bypass... hired by Amtrak as a conductor in 2004 and was promoted to engineer in 2013, said that when the train passed milepost 15.5 it was traveling at the speed limit, about 79 mph. “The engineer told investigators that he was aware that the curve with the 30 mph speed restriction was at milepost 19.8, and that he had planned to initiate braking about one mile prior to the curve,” the NTSB report says. “The engineer said that he saw mileposts 16 and 17 but didn’t recall seeing milepost 18 or the 30 mph advance speed sign, which was posted two miles ahead of the speed-restricted curve. “The engineer said that he did see the wayside signal at milepost 19.8 (at the accident curve) but mistook it for another signal, which was north of the curve.” By the time he saw a 30 mph signpost right at the curve, he applied the brakes, the report says, but by then it was too late. prior to the derailment, the qualifying conductor [wasn't paying any attention] said he looked down at his copies of the general track bulletins,” the report says. “He then heard the engineer say or mumble something. He then looked up and sensed that the train was becoming ‘airborne.’ ”

Two injured in shooting on Johns Island Thursday morning
Both victims had gunshot wounds in the area of Jessie Qualls Drive when deputies responded to the scene according to Charleston County Sheriff's Office spokesman Roger Antonio. The victims reported that a green Chevy Silverado truck blocked the road with the vehicle and unknown subjects opened ...
3rd person accused in fatal shooting on Aster Street: arrest warrant
A third person has been arrested in connection with a July shooting in Gentilly Terrace that left a 28-year-old man fatally wounded, according Orleans Parish court records. Joseph Wilson, 30, was booked Friday (Jan. 19) with second-degree murder in the death of Vincent Yuen, who died in September ...

Manhunt underway for suspects in fatal shooting of Colorado deputy
John Hickenlooper tweeted. "We are deeply saddened to learn that the deputy has died from injuries sustained in the shooting Our thoughts and prayers are with the Adams County Sheriff's Office and the family and friends of the deputy killed." Authorities said the man ran away after the shooting but has ...
Suspects still at large in shooting that killed Colorado sheriff's deputy, authorities say - Washington Post
Colorado deputy shot and killed, 2 suspects still on the run - KTRK-TV
Colorado sheriff's deputy shot and killed outside Denver - New York Daily News

Video Shows US Park Police Firing 9 Times in Fatal Shooting of Driver
New York Times
The United States Park Police officers who fatally shot a 25-year-old Virginia man last fall after a minor car collision and a brief chase fired at him at least nine times at close range, a video released on Wednesday shows. The man, Bijan Ghaisar, died on Nov. 27 — 10 days after he was shot four times on ...
Dashcam video shows Va. man's fatal shooting by US Park Police after car chase - CBS News

Shooter at large, witnesses uncooperative in Friday's shootingnear Drury, police say
Springfield News-Leader
Police say 31-year-old Xavier A. Jones is in stable condition after he was seriously injured Friday morning in a shooting outside a home near Drury University. Police said Jones was shot multiple times near a home in the 1400 block of North Clay Avenue at about 3:55 a.m.. The shooter is still at

Spokesman for Trump campaign adviser among 4 Americanskilled in Kabul hotel attack
"The United States strongly condemns the attack on January 20 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. We can confirm that there were four US citizens killed and two injured. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killedand wish for the speedy recovery of those ...
American killed in Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege identified as former journalist Glenn Selig -
4 Americans Were Killed in the Taliban's Attack at a Kabul Hotel - TIME

Man killed, another injured in Baltimore shootings Wednesday night
Baltimore Sun
One man was killed and another was injured in two separate shootings in Baltimore Wednesday night, police said. A 26-year-old man was shot in ... No further information, such as the victims' names, a motive or any suspect descriptions, were released about either shooting. To report tips

Italy train crash: Three killed in derailment near Milan
BBC News
A packed commuter train has derailed near the northern Italian city of Milan, leaving at least three people dead and around 10 seriously injured. Several people were rescued from the wreckage of the carriages that derailed next to the Pioltello Limito station in the morning rush hour. A problem with a

Condition of victim in Miami area shooting improves overnight
Joplin Globe
The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department reports that the medical condition of a woman injured in a shootingincident Tuesday near Miami greatly ... Authorities also have yet to release the name of the man believed to have been involved in the shooting at an apartment complex at 2521 E. St. S.W. His

Daughter charged with stabbing murder of mother in South Granville
The Sydney Morning Herald
A woman has been charged with murder over the stabbing death of her mother at a house in Sydney's west. Emergency services were called to the two-storey brick house on Pegler Avenue in South Granville about 6.15am on Thursday to reports of a stabbing, a police spokeswoman said.
Street shut down after woman stabbed to death -
Woman charged with murder after mother found stabbed dead in South Granville - Daily Telegraph

Chatham car park stabbing: Murder accused left victim 'no me time'
BBC News
A woman killed by her ex-boyfriend felt "suffocated" by him during their relationship, a court heard. Molly McLaren, 23, was stabbed to death in a "frenzied" attack in her car in the Dockside retail outlet car park in Chatham, Kent, on 29 June last year. Joshua Stimpson, 26, has admitted her manslaughter

Three people taken to hospital after head-on crash on Hwy 6 in Banks
Three people were taken to the hospital after a head-on crash on Highway 6 in the Banks area. Emergency crews responded to the area near Northwest Aerts Road at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters said three people suffered traumatic injuries. Deputies said the injuries were not believed

Man killed, two people seriously hurt in head-on crash in Union, Mo.
UNION • A man was killed and two people were seriously injured Wednesday night in a head-on crash on Highway 50 in Union, police say. The victim was identified as Troy Wayne Manasco, 37, of Union. He died at the scene. He had not been wearing a seat belt, police say. Two people in the car he

Man,68, killed in head-on road collision
Cyprus Mail
A 68-year-old man was killed on Thursday after his car collided head-on with another vehicle on the Kandou-Kyvides road in Limassol, police said. The 40-year-old driver of the second vehicle is being

3 injured in head-on crash at Peace and Pleasant in DeKalb
DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Three people, including a child, were taken to a hospital for treatment after a head-on collision near the intersection of Peace Road and Pleasant Street on Wednesday, DeKalb police said. The crash occurred on Peace south of Pleasant, near DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, at 4:48 p.m., ...
Three injured after head-on crash on Pleasant St. in DeKalb - DeKalb Daily Chronicle

San Francisco medical examiner identifies man killed in head-on crash
A man killed in a head-on collision that sparked a fire near McLaren Park was identified Thursday as a San Francisco resident. Eber Oyuela, 34, died Tuesday afternoon in a car accident in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley neighborhood, according to the city's medical examiner. Another person

Deputies: Car crashes into power pole outside Washougal, driver hospitalized
The sheriff's office said the driver was traveling north when he lost control and crashed in a power pole, causing the car to roll onto its roof. The downed pole brought power lines down with it and prompted power outages in the area. The driver of the Mazda was trapped inside for about 20 minutes and ...
Deputies: Crash causes power outage outside Washougal - KATU
Vehicle crash causes power outage in Washougal area - The Columbian

Serious Accident Injures 4 On Eisenhower Avenue
BREAKING: Police urge drivers to avoid the Eisenhower Connector area due to a serious accident with a downed power pole. By Emily Leayman ... ALEXANDRIA, VA—Part of Eisenhower Avenue is closed in both directions due to a serious accident involving a downed power pole on the roadway.

Man accused of causing motorcyclist's death while high on meth charged with first-degree ...
Tulsa World
... Tulsa man who they say was high on methamphetamine and using his cellphone when he was involved in a crash on the Keystone Expressway that killed a motorcyclist. Brian McCurley, 32, was arrested at his home Tuesday after being charged with first-degree manslaughter; driving with a

Crash knocks out power to 239 AEP customers in Kanawha County
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Power is out to more than 200 AEP customers Wednesday night after a vehicle crashed into a power pole in the Alum Creek area. AEP's website shows that 2

WATCH: Vehicle takes out power line at Ponoka Tim Hortons
Ponoka News
The Ponoka Tim Hortons and Wendy's fast food restaurant had no power Wednesday night after a vehicle took out a nearby power pole. The incident occurred at around 8:15 p.m. when a pickup truck collided with the north side power pole at Tim Hortons. Witnesses state the power went out at the fast

Vehicle Crash Causes Power Flash
Crater Lake Avenue from Brookhurst St and Roberts Rd are closed until Pacific Power and Medford Police deems it safe. A traffic accident reconstruction team will conduct an initial investigation. We're continuing to follow this incident and we'll continue to bring updates as soon as they are available.

Report: Muncie man fleeing from police dropped meth, gun
Muncie Star Press
MUNCIE, Ind. – Authorities said a Muncie man fleeing from city drug investigators dropped a plastic bag containing meth and a handgun before he was ... Rice was convicted of non-support of a dependent in Randolph County in 2008, and had earlier convictions for driving while intoxicated and ...

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