Hey, remember that BART derailment yesterday that forced 75 or so passengers to hump it out through the tunnel? Of course you do.

The Examiner’s Mike Aldax has followed up. Highlights from his report:

— The investigation into why this happened will take “several days, if not weeks” aka “longer than the memory or attention span of the Bay Area media.”

— In the derailment, “Three of four wheels at the front of the train went off-track”

— BUT Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Jenny Ray says “‘[The derailment] was very minor,’ Ray said. ‘It was hard to actually see that it was derailed.'” WHAT ABOUT THOSE THREE WHEELS JENNY?

— “The last time a BART train derailed, it occurred ‘in roughly the same spot as [Wednesday’s] incident,'” But BART spokesperson Linton Johnson doesn’t think the two are related. Having just watched Paranormal Activity, I’m not so sure.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Xenu

    Breaking news flash: nobody knows why the cable on muni snapped either!

  • Erik

    One wheel staying on the track is a pretty mild derailment.