" The driver of a fast-moving train which flew off the tracks in north-western Spain, killing 78 people, is refusing to respond to police questioning, a police spokesman said.Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, 52, who has remained in hospital under police supervision since the crash, was formally detained by police on Friday morning (AEDT) accused of criminal recklessness, according to the head of the Galician police service Jaime Iglesias.
"The driver has refused to answer the police authorities," said Mr Iglesias, adding that the case will now "proceed to a judicial process as soon as possible".
"He is accused of crimes related to the accident," Mr Iglesias said, adding that he was being detained "for recklessness".
The driver, while still trapped in his cab, reportedly told railway officials by radio that the train had been travelling at 190 kilometres per hour.
"I was going at 190! I hope no one died because it will weigh on my conscience," he was quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper El Pais.
The driver has been with Spanish state railway Renfe for 30 years and has 13 years' experience as a driver, the rail firm said."
Spanish train crash: detained driver refuses to answer police questioning
|Train driver Francisco Jose Garzon|
What causes one person to get on an ill fated flight, train ride,
or any fatal situation for that matter and another person
to avoid it when they should have been on it?
The power of intention (or lack of it)? Sin?
How about the Collective Unconscious?
UPDATE: 27th July, 2013.
|Does that look like an elephant's head to you?|
I just went to have a shave after writing this post and when I sprayed the shaving foam out of the can and on to my hand this is what it looked like (I haven't done anything to it at all),