Kelly: Omaha expert says fatal N.Y. derailment should be wake-up call for all of us

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Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013 12:00 am

A tragic train wreck Sunday in New York produced a flurry of news media calls to an expert in Omaha who says the apparent cause of the crash is a reminder to those of us who drive cars, not trains.

“Have you ever driven down the highway, you're tired and you don't remember the last couple of miles?” said consultant Russell Quimby. “You start to doze off, and you fight it by rolling down the windows or chewing gum. But you actually need to get off the highway and take a nap.”

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