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A nw Jersey Transit commuter train sped up and was going twice the 10 mph speed limit just before it crashed into Hoboken's terminal last week, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people, federal investigators said Thursday.
The train's engineer hit the emergency brake less than a second before the train slammed into a bumping post at the end of the rail line, went airborne and hurtled into the station's waiting area, according to information released by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Thursday's report contained no analysis of the data retrieved and no explanation for why the train increased speed. NTSB technical experts and the parties to the investigation are scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., next Tuesday to continue reviewing the data and video from the train
my state had one for the first time beginning of the last week. Lit up everyones cell over the whole state 3 times over a missing girl that was found a couple hours later. The whole story didnt even come close to adding up. Seemed more like a live test drill of the system. Got people all worked up over it. It's never been done before here aside from the typical testing over the radio stations over the last few decades or so
originally posted by: Jennyfrenzy
Wow, that's pretty crazy. Seems like too much of coincidence for them to be unrelated.
Side note, I've noticed a lot of emergency alerts lately, like more than normal. My husband and me were talking about that Tuesday night. Then yesterday, at work, one of my coworkers said the same thing.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
The train's engineer hit the emergency brake less than a second before the train slammed into a bumping post at the end of the rail line,