The train crash in Philadelphia is a reminder of how fragile our lives are and how death can strike within the blink of an eye. People on that train were heading home. Many had family and friends awaiting their arrival and so many did not make it home ending up in hospitals instead. But those were the fortunate ones. Eight people are confirmed dead. Their families will never see them walk through that door again.
There are many unanswered questions. Why was the train going at a speed hat was twice the speed limit while taking that bend. Was it mechanical error or error on the path of the engineer who was driving that train. These are answers that we hope to learn in the coming days.
Condolences to the families and friends of those who did not survive the crash. For those who remain in hospital I wish a speedy recovery.