Today it is 5 years that I lost my husband and 3 of my best friends to one of the worst train wrecks in Germany. A maglev train on a test track in northern Germany was travelling at speeds in excess of 200km/hr when it hit a 20 ton maintenance vehicle that was forgotten on the track. Out of the 30+ people aboard 23 died. Every inch of that test track was on camera but apparently somebody overlooked the vehicle. That same person was released on probation because he was very sorry for his mistake. To this day it makes me sick to my stomach. They say you are not supposed to hate but I do wish that this man will die having to live through the endless pain and suffering he has caused countless families who have lost their father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife or child. I was married for 3 months when my husband was taken away and it took me years to lead a halfway normal life again. I was lucky enough to find another wonderful man who was willing to take on a scarred woman but not everybody was that lucky. Many are still out there trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel. I still remember watching the news like we all do and seeing an accident and suddenly realizing it is your husband involved in that. Then the media starts calling, government letters of apology come through the mail, your name is all over the TV it is just surreal. I guess I just had to vent. Sorry.