Monday, July 29, 2013

The Godawful Rail

Santiago de Compostela, Spain: Sunday, July 28, 2013

The driver of the train that derailed in northwestern Spain was charged Sunday with 79 counts of homicide by professional recklessness and an undetermined number of counts of causing injury by professional recklessness. At least 79 people were killed and almost two hundred injured as a result of last week's crash.

When it happens on Oahu, there will be a lot more dead
and injured. It is going to fall on a lot of people.

Earlier Sunday, the driver, who was hospitalized for two days while under police guard, was transferred to court, officials said. He was in court for more than five hours. The data recorders from the train are still with police.

Questions have focused on the speed at which the train was traveling as it entered a curve in the track near Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday evening. The crash on the outskirts of the city, which is popular with tourists and Christian pilgrims, shocked the Galician region and the rest of the nation.
Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz told reporters Saturday there are "rational indications" that the accident was the fault of the driver.

The Industrial Park in Maili: 2000 less cars on the freeway to town and back. 2000 less cars in downtown traffic. And I coulda been home in 20 minutes. But for the Rail Party, "It's the bread, Fred." 'It's the money, Sonny."

Pub's Side Note: The Golden Rule of The Rail Party;
He who has the gold, makes the rules.