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    That driver, if he survives, will have what he's done on his conscience for the rest of his days - and rightly so. What a despicable human being.
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    Spanish train driver charged with 79 counts of homicide

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle13472105/

    Examining Magistrate Luis Alaez formally charged Mr. Garzon with “79 counts of homicide and numerous offences of bodily harm, all of them committed through professional recklessness,” the court said in a statement.

    In a closed-door hearing before Judge Alaez, Mr. Garzon admitted taking the curve too fast, blaming it on a momentary lapse, according to media reports.

    Judge Alaez set the following conditions of release: Mr. Garzon must check in regularly with the court, surrender his passport and not drive trains.

    None of the parties in the case, which include state train operator Renfe, state railway firm Adif and two insurance companies, had asked for Mr. Garzon to be jailed pending trial, and he was not seen as a flight risk, the court statement said.

    The Alvia trains run both on traditional tracks, where drivers must heed warning systems to reduce speed, and on high-speed tracks where a more sophisticated security system will automatically slow down trains that are going too fast.

    At the section of the track where the accident happened, it was up to the driver to respond to prompts to slow down.

    Dolores Mato, 57, a shopkeeper who works close to the ancient cathedral, expressed sympathy and grief for the victims and their families, but also for Mr. Garzon, who she said had been “crucified” in the media.

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    "A momentary lapse"??? How can it have possibly been a "momentary lapse", for heaven's sake!

    We know that he's done it before as he's posted pictorial evidence, and bragged about it - plus, let's face it, it takes one hell of a 'moment' to get up to more than twice the maximum speed permitted for that particular stretch of track, doesn't it!

    There's no two ways about it - the man is not only a reckless idiot, he is a liar and a coward as well. I stand by my earlier remark - "despicable".
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    It gets even worse .......

    Spain investigators: Train driver was on phone

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/spani...in-black-boxes

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    Doesn't surprise me in the SLIGHTEST.

    I expect he was facebooking: "Ooooh, look at me! I'm going at 120mph!"
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    Doesn't surprise me in the SLIGHTEST.

    I expect he was facebooking: "Ooooh, look at me! I'm going at 120mph!"
    I think that he was literally speaking to someone, at his company...

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    Who therefore presumably knew that the man in question was 'supposed' to be driving a train at that time?

    In which case, that person is culpable too. In fact, it sounds like the place is packed to the gizzards with idiots - his employer must be stupid for employing the wretch in the first place.
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