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December 11, 2012 - Industry News

NTSB Says Driver Inattention, Bad Brakes Led to Amtrak-Truck Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board blamed bad brakes, driver inattention for deadly train-truck crash.

An inattentive driver and poorly maintained brakes, including antilock brakes that had been rendered inoperable, were the probable cause of a commercial truck hitting an Amtrak passenger train in the Nevada desert last summer, killing six and injuring 16, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday

Tags: Safety, Brakes, ABS, trains

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