Seven Killed When Amtrak Train Going 106MPH Derails

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The Train Derailment Happened Late Yesterday Evening

32 year-old Brendan Bostian was driving an Amtrak train 106mph in a 50mph zone near Philadelphia when the train derailed, killing 7 people and injuring over 200.  Bostian has been interviewed by police and handed over a blood sample, as well as his cell phone.

However, Bostian gave initial statements to police, but then refused a statement when detectives wanted to talk to him, and brought his lawyer with.  The train that derailed didn’t have a safety mechanism called Positive Train Control, which could have prevented the disaster.  All Amtrak trains must have the feature by the end of the year.

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