Remembering a Fatal Train Accident This Week
The train accident in DC on Monday night of this week left a lot of people in the area with a bag of nerves. I am one of those commuters. I take the Red Line twice a day to get to work. Though I am glad I wasn't on there during the accident, my heart goes out to the nine people who died and the countless others who were injured.
The commute home from the District Monday night was a nightmare. No one had any idea as to how people were going to get routed out of the City. For a while it seemed like chaos. I was fortunate all around -- I got two rides that got me home safely. Though it took about three hours, I was just happy I was not on either of the two trains that crashed. Still, it is hard to not think of my neigbors who were on that train. I seem to be thinking of them every time I get on the train to get to work and back.
On Thursday I found out about two of the victims, besides the driver.
The SEIU Blog reported: SEIU 32BJ member Ana Fernandez was one of the nine confirmed dead after the tragic Metro crash in Washington this week. To help make ends meet for her family of six children, Ana was on her way to her second job as a janitor at a building downtown when the crash happened.
I am safe in speaking for all the Union Review community in saying this online community of workers sends its condolences for those who've past, and wish a speedy recovery for those injured in this accident.
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