Saturday, February 12, 2005

We have a train track that runs through the middle of Mebane. One of the main intersections in town has a traffic light on both sides of the track, which leaves the possibility, of course, of people stopping on the tracks to wait for the light. There are signs conveniently posted which say "Do Not Stop On Tracks", but many ignoe these. So just a few minutes ago I heard a loud BOOM. I looked outside and saw smoke rising, so I decided to go down and have a look. It so happened that a car was hit by an Amtrack train and exploded. No further details. I hope that this is the past time this happens in Mebane for quite a while. Fear always served me well as a motivator to stay off the tracks and I hope that will spread to the rest of the town.

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