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Driver recounts jet fuel spraying on family's car

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Dennis Miller

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Mar 13, 2003
[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica]Anyone else want to sue? Maybe the street that was scraped.:puke: [/FONT]
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[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica]Driver recounts jet fuel spraying on family's car

By Brendan McCarthy
Tribune staff reporter
Published December 11, 2005

Seconds before the jet crashed through an airport barrier, Moses Galindo heard scraping sounds reminiscent of snowplows, he told attorneys. The noise fit right in, Galindo had thought, in light of the steady snowfall that blanketed the area Thursday.

Galindo, 26, driving his 1994 Chevrolet Caprice with his wife, who is six months pregnant, and her 7-year-old daughter inside, soon learned the source of the noise: Southwest Airlines Flight 1248.

Galindo told his attorney, David Shestokas, that the car was sprayed with jet fuel as the 737's engine shuddered to a halt near the vehicle, Shestokas said Saturday.

The plane struck several vehicles Thursday evening on Central Avenue near 55th Street, killing a 6-year-old Indiana boy and injuring at least 10 people.

The Galindos, whose car was heading south on Central Avenue, were examined at a hospital Thursday, but they were not seriously injured. They have since hired Shestokas, a Chicago attorney who said he is examining the family's legal options.

As the plane neared his car, Galindo jumped out and ran to the other side of the vehicle to free his wife of seven months, Lorena, 31, and her daughter, Shestokas said.

Galindo then ushered his family into a passerby's vehicle, and they were taken to Holy Cross Hospital. They were checked by medical staff, Shestokas said, and learned that the unborn child was not harmed.

"The only bright side to this is that they had a sonogram and now know they are having a girl," Shestokas said.

Galindo, a pharmacy technician who is between jobs, has lived in the neighborhood around Midway Airport for 18 years, Shestokas said. On Saturday night, the family, he said, was recuperating and counting its blessings.
So how much is it to repaint a '94 caprice? This guy need to STFU, a little boy was killed and he is whining about getting sprayed with jet fuel.

I'm glad to hear his wife and unborn child are alright.
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Dennis Miller said:
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"The only bright side to this is that they had a sonogram and now know they are having a girl," Shestokas said.

At least they got a free sonogram.
and the SWA get aboard lotto has a few more passengers. SAD!
My aunt and uncle were on the SWA flight that went into the closed portion of a runway while landing in PHX a few years ago (no one was hurt.) The next day they got a fedex package from SWA, with a letter from the CEO, and a big travel voucher. Of course, I don't think anyone sued over this one...
He oughta be thankful the three of them didn't go Roman Candle - THEN he'd have something to worry about.

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