Wednesday, January 26, 2005

SUV vs. Train

Seems like this train crash in L.A. could provide fodder for the anti-SUV crowd. Apparently an SUV was parked on the tracks, derailing a train and killing at least nine people. (What's really weird is it looks like the SUV was intentionally placed on the tracks.)

You have to wonder what would have happened if a Honda Civic had been parked there instead. Caltrain recently collided with a smaller car, which had driven around the crossing gates. The accident killed exactly one person: the driver of the car. And there was little damage to the train as far as I know.