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Date: 07/25/13 10:47 AM

14 Responses to Actual Footage Of The Spanish Derailment

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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    July 25, 2013 at 10:48 am
    Link: Actual Footage Of The Spanish Derailment - Ho-ly crap.
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    MisterG Male 30-39
    633 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 11:35 am
    Driver was going 190 km/h. Max speed at that corner is 80 km/h.
    Driver admitted speeding.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 11:44 am
    What a terrible accident.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm
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    OhNoFrodo Male 30-39
    333 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm
    Yup two other drivers said the train was doing 190km/h...It`s looking a lot like driver error rather than mechanical failure but we`ll have to wait and see what the investigators conclude...meanwhile my condolences to the family of the victims of a terrible tragedy.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    Yup, Driver admitted speeding, how he escaped the impact mind I havent a clue
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    bluevayero Male 18-29
    226 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm
    From 80 to 190 is a huge margin. even if the driver was speeding it seems impossible to have done such a huge mistake
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    The thing is, the train protection systems should have overriden the driver and automatically slowed the train down. There are already question marks why this didn`t happen. Perhaps that stretch of track didn`t have the highest spec safety equipment (which to be fair is extremely expensive).
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm
    oops
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    I`ve read that the tracks were "being upgraded" to handle high-speed trains better.

    Perhaps (Speculation Warning) the driver was expecting the safety systems to slow the train, but they didn`t?
    Or that the track had been modified so he could go fast around that curve?
    Still 100% HIS fault though, so it doesn`t really matter much.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33117 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm
    Mainly: This video (which I submitted also) shows:

    How fast things can go from "routine" to "nightmare"...

    10 seconds.
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    OhNoFrodo Male 30-39
    333 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm
    If you haven`t seen the other post yet...there appears to be a facebook post from the driver boasting about how fast he was going....If it is true then this was NOT an accident or driver error. The driver DELIBERATELY broke the speed limit and caused the crash..if the facebook post is true of course
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 6:52 pm
    BTW, the "Ho-ly crap" subtitle was changed by the mods. I do not believe in the fecal deity, as I do not believe in the god of the bible/koran.

    What I wrote was that the train was mostly packed with catholic pilgrims. Perhaps they should have worshiped a more caring and less vengeful deity? What ever they were doing wasn`t working for them.

    Perhaps they weren`t praying to the right god.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    July 26, 2013 at 7:20 am
    Physics. She can be a harsh mistress.

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