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Deadly Spanish train crash offers lessons for U.S. rail plan

Publié par Clifford Armion le 28/06/2010

Jon Hilkevitch

"A horrific train crash in Europe just days ago received minor attention in the United States. What failed to hit home is that a similar tragedy could happen here in Illinois, safety experts warn. "Thirteen people were mowed down and killed by an express train Wednesday when a group of mostly young people who had gotten off a separate train at a station in Castelldefels Playa, Spain, tried to race across the tracks instead of using an underground pedestrian tunnel. "One witness said he heard the horn of the oncoming train, followed by what sounded like "rocks being crushed, but it was humans," the daily newspaper El Mundo reported. In addition to the 13 deaths, 14 people were injured. Authorities said the trespassers apparently thought the 86-mph train was going to stop at the station." Read on...
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"Deadly Spanish train crash offers lessons for U.S. rail plan", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2010. Consulté le 01/03/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/deadly-spanish-train-crash-offers-lessons-for-u-s-rail-plan