Train Derailment in Batavia, NY
paul sweeney (sweeneyp@PSPDPC89.WAL.AB.COM)
Thu, 4 Aug 1994 08:21:50 EST
I thought I would pass along some Scouting related news regarding the
Amtrak derailment yesterday in Batavia, NY.
Quoting from the Boston (MA) Globe of Aug. 4:
"Among those who continued their trip yesterday were 22 Boy Scouts
from Troop 114 in Southwick, Mass....They were heading to New Mexico
for a hiking expedition.
...Scott Crepeau, 16, was one of several scouts who narrowly avoided
tumbling down the embankment. He had left the observation car seconds
before it flipped over.
...[Carolyn] Hogue said her husband and several other men scrambled
through the observation car trying to find a way out until a Scout
from the Southwick troop came to their rescue. The boy peered into
the car and yelled that one of the windows was broken and could be an
Hogue said the boy put a blanket down to ensure no one was hurt
squeezing out the 3-foot by 2-foot opening.
Ever prepared, the Scouts did their duty at the accident scene,
passengers said. The boys pulled out flashlights and helped
passengers from the wreckage. They carried luggage for the elderly
and carted a baby carriage.
'These boys lived up to all Scout oaths and every Scout law,'
Scoutmaster Bob Davis said."
Fortunately no one was reported seriously injured in the incident.
If anyone on the list knows of someone from this troop, please extend
my personal congratulations to everyone involved. This is another
shining example of how much that "It's only an hour a week!" promise
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