According to crash investigators in Spain, the conductor involved in the catastrophic Spain train derailment was talking on his cell phone when he received at least one of the reduce speed warnings he allegedly ignored. The conductor is now facing negligent homicide charges for ignoring three reduce speed warnings in the two minutes before the train sped too quickly around a curve - 121 mph in a 50 mph speed zone - and derailed. The derailment killed 79 people and injured many more.
A commuter train crash sent around 70 people to the hospital Friday evening after two trains somehow collided during rush hour. Both of the trains were fully loaded with passengers. None of these passengers died in the crash but many suffered serious and even critical injuries.
Trains are transporting more and more ethanol from heartland corn farms to far away markets. But after a catastrophic ethanol explosion this summer, major concerns are piling up regarding the type of train car used to transport the flammable substance.