Amtrak 188 Engineer Likely Distracted By Reports of Rock-Throwing

The engineer of the train that derailed last May, killing 8 and injuring around 200, was likely distracted by radio traffic about nearby trains struck by rocks, the NTSB will announce today.
1:23 | 05/17/16

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Answers the probable cause of white Amtrak train 188 jumped the tracks just north of Philadelphia last year going more than a hundred miles an hour. Before this treacherous corner I was. Instantaneously just thrown. Across that. Train car and I like a rag doll the derailment killed eight and sent 200 others with injuries to the hospital. Today investigators are expected to say the engineer brand in Boston and was distracted by radio calls about a commuter train on a nearby track reports that that train was hit by a rock or even later disproved shot at. But investigators believe those transmissions in the fact of the engineer had a colleague who lost partial eyesight. In Iraq incident may have led him to increases these are a 106 miles an hour. Thinking he was actually pass that dangerous corner. Which was actually still ahead. Former soldier congressman and now acting secretary of the army. Patrick Murphy was in the cafe car and thought while he is survived combat he might not survive the derailment. I'm. Really grateful that. I was able to home that night and I mean that eight of my fellow passengers were killed in that crash David Curley ABC news Washington.

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