Some Auto Accidents Feel Like They're Right Out Of The Movies
Cinephiles everywhere rejoiced this past Saturday as the movie theatre industry made a gutsy move in offering any motion picture for a refreshing three-dollar entry fee (roughly sixty-thousand cinemas nationwide participated). I personally witnessed the very odd but well-produced and directed “Three Thousand Years of Longing.” While we may discuss the highly anticipated oddity in a future post, many residents in the quiet town of Indian River had Bullet Train on their minds. Unfortunately, I’m not referencing that Bullet Train. The train I am referring to actually travels at a seemingly much slower speed than the Japanese train confining Brad Pitt for the better part of two hours. Our train is actually travelling at no more than 40 miles per hour as it hauls salts, sands, dirt and even shells up and down the coast of Palm Beach and Indian River Counties. Fortunately, no one was hurt, as the driver and passengers were able to evade the train accident, as the primary reason for the incident can be associated with the vehicle (what looks like a Lexus SUV) getting stuck in gravel prior to the train’s contact with the vehicle. While the driver appears to be not at fault entirely, an active investigation continues to conclude there was no foul play.
Eleven Cars Scorched By Fire At The Hard Rock Stadium During Dolphins Season Opening GameMiami, Florida; While the Dolphins took their first win for the season against the New England Patriots, some Miami Dolphins Fans experienced a devastating fiery loss when nearly a dozen cars were consumed by flames. Shortly after kickoff, a fire ignited in one of the parking lots outside the stadium. Fortunately, most people were already inside the stadium while the flames were ensuing and there were no reports of injury. Investigators believe that a tailgate preceding the fire played a role in the incident. When police officers reported to the Miami Gardens venue, they said someone must have left a barbecue pit under their car and forgot to put out the charcoal when they entered the stadium for the game.
While fans were inside the stadium, they could see huge fumes of black smoke coming from a parking lot. Many car owners however had no idea about the fires until they were walking back to their cars and saw emergency vehicles and the incinerated remains of cars. Daniel Ladue said his car was beside the fire but was spared. “We literally just walked up from after the game and saw all the charred up cars,” he said. A Hard Rock Stadium spokesperson released a statement regarding the fire, which read “A round 1 pm, a vehicle fire began in a remote Hard Rock Stadium parking lot. Several vehicles were affected. Miami Dade Police Departments and Miami Dade Fire Rescue were on the scene. The fire has been extinguished and is being investigated by Fire Rescue. No injuries have been reported and there is no current threat to the stadium.”
It took firefighters 32 minutes to put the raging flames out.