Train Driver Admits to Excessive Speeding, Distractions Before Train Accident

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The driver of a train that crashed in Spain last week killing 39 people, has admitted that the train was travelling at excessive speeds in the moments before the crash.

The driver of a train that crashed in Spain last week killing 39 people, has admitted that the train was traveling at excessive speeds in the moments before the crash.  He is also believed to have admitted that he was having a conversation on a cellphone with the train’s on-board ticket inspector in the seconds before the crash.

Investigators have tried to understand the reasons for the crash, one of the worst in Spanish history.  79 passengers died when the train which was traveling at excessive speeds, went off the rails, and crashed into a wall.  Besides the heavy fatality toll, more than 180 people are believed to have been injured in the accident.  Most of the injured are still in the hospital, and these include many children who remain in a critical condition.  As many as eight foreigners, including an American citizen, died in the accident.

Train accident lawyers have managed to confirm that the train was traveling at excessive speeds in the moments before the crash, and are trying to determine the cause of this.  The drive has also admitted that the train was speeding.  He has also apparently admitted to investigators that he was talking on the phone to the ticket inspector on the train just seconds before the accident.  However, he claims that he hung up the phone just before the crash.  According to his version, he received a call from the ticket inspector, asking which platform to take on arriving at the station, and he attended the call in the seconds before the crash.

The accident seems to have occurred just as the train approached a risky curve, and according to Spanish officials, the driver was required to slow down speeds before reaching the curve, which does not seem to have happened.

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