The engineer of Amtrak, train that derailed in Philadelphia, Brandon Bostian, has claimed that he can’t recall the moment of the crash. The 32-year-old driver of the train has concussion, 14 stitches in his head and even more in his leg were caused by the wreck.
The engineer of Amtrak, train that derailed in Philadelphia, Brandon Bostian, has claimed that he can’t recall the moment of the crash.
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The 32-year-old driver of the train has concussion, 14 stitches in his head and even more in his leg were caused by the wreck.
According to the officials, on Thursday the eighth body was found in the Amtrack remains. They also said that all 243 people who were on the train are accounted for.
At the moment of tragedy, the speed of the train was 106mph (170km/h). As it was on a curve, the recommended speed was 50 mph. Even investigators have no clue why the speed was so high.
During the news conferences, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter said that the eighth body was found by a searching dog. It was immediately sent to an examination. The identity will be revealed if family agrees to do this.
Mr Bostian’s representative says that he remembers coming into a curve, reducing the speed. But he does not remember using the emergency brake that led to such consequences.
Brandon Bostian is helping the police. He agreed to have a blood test in order to prove that he was not drinking alcohol or taking drugs before or during the way.
Mr Nutter thinks Bostian was “clearly reckless and irresponsible”. He also added that nobody would think that it was OK to drive on such high speed when there were such strict restrictions.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) gave Bostian some time to recover from shock he experienced.
The victims of the deadly crash:
- Jim Gaines, 48. Father of 2 children. Software architect for the Associated Press. He was going home to New Jersey.
- Justin Zemser, 20. Navy Midshipman. He was vising his family in New York.
- Abid Gilani. Senior vice-president of Wells Fargo.
- Rachel Jacobs. Mother of a 2-year-old son. A chief executive officer of a small company.
- Derrick Griffith. New York’s Medgar Evers College dean of student affairs.