Driver of Spanish train was talking on phone

July 31, 2013

The driver of a Spanish train that derailed and killed 79 people was talking on the phone when the train flew off a tight curve, court documents show.

In the moments before the derailment, Garzon received a call on his work phone from Spain’s national train company Renfe, court documents show. The call was to inform Francisco Garzon, 52, of the route that he needed to take. The court said Garzon was talking to train company personnel and based on black-box data recorders, appeared to be consulting a paper document at the time of the derailment.

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