Spanish Train Crash Update: Conductor on His Phone Going 100 Miles Per Hour
A train carrying over 200 passengers crashed and 79 people were killed in the crash. Investigators have uncovered that the conductor of the train was on the phone at the time of the crash and reading a document at the same time. At the moment of impact the train was travelling over 100 miles per hour. Reports show the conductor attempted to hit his breaks to avoid the derailment, but this effort was in vain. The speed limit for that particular stretch of track was 55 miles per hour. The high speed rail system is for the most part controlled by an automatic breaking system which allows for less human error, but on that particular stretch of track, the conductor is supposed to take over and slow the train down. Based on an investigation it appears human error caused the train to derail. Those interviewed at the scene were stunned to find the carnage that lay around the train derailment.
Distracted drivers are becoming an ever increasing cause of accidents. Although the results of an ordinary distracted driver case are not this extreme, it is nonetheless a problem in today's high tech society. The law firm of Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth LLC has seen a sharp rise in distracted driver cases. These type of accidents can result in minor body damage to vehicle or they can be as extreme as the events which took place in Spain.
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