NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck, no problem seen with the brakes

  • Article by: FRANK ELTMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 2, 2013 - 10:34 PM

YONKERS, N.Y. — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or mechanical trouble was unclear, he said.

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bizsmithDec. 2, 13 6:52 AM

So close to going in the river!

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joe_mnDec. 2, 13 3:42 PM

80 mph in a 30mph zone? I suppose union will spin this forever?

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rogerbDec. 2, 13 3:52 PM

Twice this weekend we see that speed kills.

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supervon2Dec. 2, 13 5:47 PM

The union position would be to add more people to the engineer seat.

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rshacklefordDec. 2, 13 5:55 PM

Will the railroad companies continue to air those stupid TV commercials every 15 minutes?

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swmnguyDec. 2, 13 7:53 PM

I hope this crash wasn't caused by cell phone distraction. But if it was, I hope it spurs some long-overdue sensible measures. Every time I drive more than a few blocks I come across a fellow driver doing something weird and dangerous, and 9 times out of 10 they are looking at their phone. The train driver in the high-speed train disaster in Spain was talking on his cell phone, to his boss no less. It's time to put some kind of a low-power jamming technology in line with the ignition switch on vehicles; with a working radius of about 3 feet.

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