Archive | June, 2010

Kaleidoscope of pain.

17 Jun

SPRINGFIELD – Landscaper Christopher W. Pike remembers a kaleidoscope of pain, confusion and horror on Monday morning.

“It was like a bomb went off. It was horrible,” he remembers of the accident on Wilbraham Road which left his boss, David Deveno, and Deveno’s 11-year-old son hospitalized with serious injuries.

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Lucky indeed. (Loosening the requirements.)

16 Jun

Other residents thought the crash sounded like a bomb going off.

“There was black smoke everywhere and a really strong smell of gasoline,” said Leo Lovito, 30. “It’s very lucky it didn’t hit the school.”

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Rise and shine.

15 Jun

Another witness, the upstairs tenant of the home that was hit, said it sounded like a bomb went off when the vehicle slammed into the house just below where he was lying in bed.

“It pretty much knocked me right out of bed, right onto my feet,” Joe Santbergen said.

Difference of opinion.

6 Jun

Searchers continued to comb through the debris last night looking for people who may have been on site at the time of the explosion, said D’Aoust.

“It was quite the explosion. It felt like a bomb went off,” said Sherri Tkach, who lives 10 homes away.

Another neighbour reported hearing a huge bang that felt like “a meteor hit the ground,” said Anil Bharrat, who lives five doors down from the blast. “It was a really big boom.”

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5 Jun

Abdalla said trees in the area were ripped up by their roots and some trees had the tops torn off.

“It looked like a bomb went off,” Abdalla said.

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Brent Rud … Part II.

3 Jun

“As I closed that door it was like a trigger, like a bomb went off and it just like a sonic boom hits you, and I just kind of made my way for that door and I thought that’s going to be my salvation and turns out it was, as you can see.” In a matter of seconds … Brent Rud was riding out the tornado … as it ripped through the building

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Brent Rud, Part I

1 Jun

But as he closed the truck door, the wind picked up suddenly.

“It was like a bomb went off,” he said.

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