Oct 1, 2008

22 seconds

The National Transportation Safety Board released a memo today that says the engineer of the Metrolink train that crashed into a Union Pacific freight train on Sept. 12 in Chatsworth, killing 25 people, sent a text message on his cell phone 22 seconds before the collision.

Read the memo here.

You can hear more about the NTSB's findings on tonight's "Which Way, LA?" at 7 p.m. on 89.9 FM or online.

1 comment:

Todd said...

The cell phone thing is a cute and compelling angle, but blaming the engineer deflects scrutiny of the deficiency of Bombardier's bilevel coaches, which have performed catastrophically in every major crash they've been involved in.