Friday, September 26, 2014

Portlandia's childish light rail fetish provides me with endless entertainment

Yup, its off the rails
Bower said there were "no major injuries," according to initial reports from the scene. Shuttle buses are ferrying Pearl District riders around the derailment.
The train was heading east on Lovejoy when it slipped off the rails and began to skid into oncoming traffic. The orange train struck a blue 2007 Lexus SUV driven by 81-year-old Harriet Suo of Portland, but managed to quickly return to the eastbound lane.
"She was lucky," said Steve Suo, Harriet's son and an editor at The Oregonian, who was at the scene. Suo said his mother was on her way to a doctor's appointment.
Look at those st car skid marks!


Jason McHuff said...

Years ago, I believe the same thing happened. And the supervisor and/or operator should have known that the switch needs to be checked, so somebody screwed up. Plus, I think there is a signal there that shows what route is set.

punkrawker4783 said...

I posted a time-lapse of the streetcar line, then 2 tweets later is the derailment, what timing i have!