Head-On Train Collision in Switzerland Injures Dozens

Two trains collided 30 miles from Switzerland's capital, injuring dozens and killing one driver.
1:40 | 07/30/13

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

More information on this video
Enhanced full screen
Explore related content
Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Head-On Train Collision in Switzerland Injures Dozens
Overseas this morning dozens of people have been injured in a rare head on collision between two trains in western Switzerland. Just days after that deadly train crash in Spain. The Swiss crash happened thirty miles southwest of the capital -- Two regional trains collided early yesterday evening the two locomotives crushed like tin cans the engineer of one of the trains was killed and at least 35 others were injured five of them hospitalized the -- -- is rare in Switzerland which has what's considered one of the safest rail systems in the world. The cause of that crash is still under investigation. Meantime investigators in Spain recovered the black boxes from that country's deadly train crash last week. That crash killed 79 people including two Americans -- to -- -- of clearly Texas was traveling with her husband to a Catholic festival. They'd attended their daughter's wedding in -- just two weeks ago the other American Anna Maria Cordoba of Arlington Virginia was traveling with her husband and teenage daughter. To meet up with their son who was making a pilgrimage there -- double -- an employee of the Arlington archdiocese. The big tragedy. When we raise our spirits and our prayers for the family is -- for all the victims. A memorial mass for the victims was held yesterday in northwestern Spain attended by members of the Spanish royal family. -- the driver of the Spanish train has been charged with 79 counts of homicide by professional recklessness among other charges. He admitted that that train was going about a 120 miles an hour around the bend. It has -- speed limit of only fifty miles an hour so more than double.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":19812166,"title":"Head-On Train Collision in Switzerland Injures Dozens","duration":"1:40","description":"Two trains collided 30 miles from Switzerland's capital, injuring dozens and killing one driver.","section":"WNN","mediaType":"Default"}