December 10, 2013
Post goes viralTuesday, October 22, 2013
Benítez dreamed about accident, claims alleged blog
A blog allegedly written by Julio Benítez, the train front driver at the helm of the formation that crashed into the Once railway terminal in the capital, spread like wildfire on social media yesterday, with his wife later saying she was unaware of its
Plain in design and with only three posts in total, the blog was made public by Kirchnerite Senator Aníbal Fernández on Radio 10.
“My most frequently recurring dream is that I hurt myself really badly in a train that unfortunately I’m driving, and even more unfortunately, it’s not too far from reality, as my job is precisely to drive trains,” read an entry dated December 21, 2012.
He then goes on to give more details about his dreams: the train crashed “into terminals, against trucks loaded with bricks, flammable fuel, septic trucks — so as to not say shit, which sounds ugly — the common denominator is that I mess myself up along with a few hundred passengers.”
“Another characteristic of these dreams is that when they happen, when I am about to wake up, in that intermediate lapse, I can consciously redirect them and keep dreaming, which does not make them less horrible,” the text continues.
The blog also includes the account of a violent nightmare, in which a “demented person determined to get something out of me harasses me to the point of having to get rid of him. Blood-smeared dreams for you.”
Susana Vargas, the train driver’s wife, said Benítez is a “good person and a good worker,” revealing she was “surprised about everything that is happening.”
The blog is linked to a Google Plus account registered under Benítez’s name featuring his picture. On the social network, a post that dates from April this year states: “Experiencing what it means to work early in the morning, not liking it!”
Speaking outside the Comodoro Py Courthouse, where her husband was about to be interrogated by Judge Ariel Lijo, Vargas said she was completely unaware that her husband had a blog.
Benítez was the engine driver of the Chapa 5 formation on the Sarmiento Line that crashed into Once terminal on Saturday morning, leading to the injury of between 80 and 100 passengers. The causes of the collision are yet to be determined.
The accident took place on the same platform as the Once tragedy of 2012, in which 51 people were killed.
— Herald with DyN, Télam