2009-12-18

Train Strikes Private Bus In Colorado Springs

According to KKTV 11 News, a private tour bus belonging to the Canadian rap group Swollen Members was smashed by an oncoming freight train last night as it was stuck on the tracks.
The bus was apparently high-centered on the rails, meaning some or all of the tires weren't touching the ground enough to get traction to clear the tracks. Three minutes after getting stuck, the crossing gates came down and a train came through, striking the bus, which caught fire afterward. No indication which railroad owns the train involved, but it was fairly undamaged and able to continue to it's destination.

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