August 1st, 2013 – Train Accident In Spain 2013 Update: Driver Charged With Homicide For Crash
Driver Of Train Crash That Killed 79 People In Spain Charged With Homicide
Here is the face of the driver who caused a tragic train accident that killed 79 innocent people in Spain last week.
According to report from Spain,the driver identified as Francisco Jose Garzon de Amo has been charged with recklessness and homicide.
Photos From Spanish Train Accident
Wreckage of the train accident in Spain last week
Watch the video below
Video Of Train Crash In Spain
The driver who claims he wants to die was talking with a staff and reading around the time of the accident.
The crashed Spanish train was close to the end of a 6-hour trip from Madrid to Ferrol when it suddenly derailed at a very high speed.
Garzon said he received a call on his work phone moments before the derailment.
Garzon was apparently receiving instructions on the way to Ferrol from a Renfe staff member. Background noise suggested he was looking at or shuffling papers, the court said
According to reports, the Spanish train had passed from a computer-controlled area of the track to a zone that requires the driver to take control of braking and acceleration, Harrod said.
“It’s possible that the driver’s phone conversation — which apparently was part of his official capacity as a driver — distracted him and he missed the transition from automatic to driver control,” Harrod said.
“He may have been unaware he was in control of the train and realized, ‘oh, no, we’re headed for a curve.’ If that’s true, I really don’t think it was his fault.”
Out of the 79 victims, 63 were from Spain while others’re from Latin America, Europe and United States Of America.
A mass memorial held for the victims at a Catholic church is Spain on Monday.
May their souls rest in peace