Discussion in 'Waffle' started by Catsel, Jul 26, 2013.
i know a lot of people died, and it's tragic....
BUT HOLY FUCKING SHIT
Pretty fucked up, apparently the driver was going way above the speed limit.
The train in Spain fell mainly on the plain.
Yeah apparently he was going at like 190kph, the limit on the bend was 80kph.
I heard that both drivers survived and the main one proper lost it after, just bowling about the wreckage going "we're only human, we're only human".
Yeah it's real dark, I read somewhere that the driver did not know the track very well and the section before is high speed, the trains should have an automated system that slows the train, apparently he see the corner coming up and knew they were going to crash, must've been fucking scary, I kind of hope it isn't their fault, the guilt will be bad enough without prison
driver should get arrested for man slaughter.
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or death by dangerous driving
Probably could do with a bit more 'training'
He's definitely going to start drinking heavily and taking drugs. Really go off the rails.
oh god....please stop....i'm pissing myself and i really shouldn't be.
drivers raily get over that kind of thing
Hombre J....thriving on death and misery yet again..
I bet the train company is trying to cover its tracks now. Probably trying to prove the driver had some loco-motive
I'd say those unfortunate people wouldn't want any Virgin waiting for them in heaven...
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Let's be clear here btw, I wish no ill will on these people or anyone affected by it, it's a terrible tragedy and so on.
But if you can't laugh at the world, you lose to the bleakness, and it's not worth getting up in the morning.
Mr Garzón, a train driver for 30 years, is alleged to have radioed the station from the wreckage of the train and said: “I have come off the track. What am I going to do? what am I going to do?”
He also told colleagues by radio that the train was going at 190km/h, even though the speed limit for the curve where the crash happened was 80km/h.
Mr Garzón, from La Coruña, also in northwest Spain, tested negative for alcohol, sources close to the investigation said.
On March 8, 2012, he posted a Facebook message in which he bragged about how fast he could drive the train, together with a photograph showing the speedometer at 200km/h.
One contact on the social network told him: “Man, you are going flat out, brake!!” Mr Garzón replied: “I’m at the limit, I can’t run any faster, otherwise they’ll fine me.”
El Mundo said that a safety system called the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is installed on the track leading to the crash site. Widely used across Europe on high-speed raIl tracks, the system automatically stops trains if they are travelling too fast.
On this track, however, the ERTMS system ends after the tunnel from which the train emerged before reaching the curve on which it crashed.
After the crash site, an older safety system, ASFA, is in use. This system alerts drivers to slow down by indicating with a warning light, after which it will automatically stop the train.
El Mundo said the conjunction of the two systems could mean that there was a blind spot on the track that might have contributed to the crash.
Similar elements to the Costa Concordia disaster. I can't understand attempting to show off when you have that many peoples lives in your hands?
ha well that is good night vienna as far he is concerned. chin up son
The train crash was in Spain. No idea where you got Austria from bro
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