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Portugal Bound Train Derails in Spain; 4 Killed, 47 Injured

Portugal Bound Train Derails in Spain; 4 Killed, 47 Injured

A train derailed off the railway track and crashed near O Porrino station, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain, on the morning of September 9th. The train carrying 63 passengers was travelling from Spain to Portugal at the time. At least 4 passengers lost their lives in the crash, whereas 47 others suffered injuries of varying intensities. The [...]

2 Killed, 46 Injured in Spain Bus Crash

2 Killed, 46 Injured in Spain Bus Crash

A bus crashed into a truck near Montoro in Cordoba province of Spain, on June 5th. The accident happened when the bus was transporting 55 people, including 31 Moroccans, from the port of Algeciras to Madrid, Spain. Two people, including the driver and another Spaniard, were killed in the accident. Forty-six others were injured.

Cars Crash on Highway in Spain; 7 Killed, 1 Injured

Cars Crash on Highway in Spain; 7 Killed, 1 Injured

Two cars crashed into each other on a highway near Figueres, Catalonia, Spain, on April 2nd. According to sources, one of the cars was carrying 5 Frenchmen who were travelling at a high speed, and crashed into another car on the highway. At least 7 people were killed in the crash. One car driver was injured. He was taken to hospital.

Bus Carrying Erasmus Students Veers off in Spain; 13 Killed, 43 Injured

Bus Carrying Erasmus Students Veers off in Spain; 13 Killed, 43 Injured

A bus carrying Erasmus Exchange programme students veered off and fell over to its side on a motorway near Freginals, south of Barcelona, Spain, on March 20. According to sources, the bus hit a railing and then violently veered off onto the other side of the highway, where it hit a vehicle coming in the opposite direction. At least 13 [...]

14 Killed, Dozens Injured in Spain Bus Crash

14 Killed, Dozens Injured in Spain Bus Crash

A bus veered off the road and fell down the embankment near the town of Cieza in Southern Spain, on November 8. According to a regional church authority, the accident happened when the bus was bringing 55 people, belonging to a religious group, back to Bullas after a one-day religious excursion in Madrid. Fourteen people were killed in the [...]

SPANISH RAIL OFFICIALS FACE INVESTIGATION

SPANISH  RAIL OFFICIALS FACE INVESTIGATION

The Adif train that derailed and slammed into a concrete wall on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, after approaching a curve at more than twice the speed limit on that piece of the track is now leading to an investigation of ADIF. The train's driver, Francisco Garzon, is charged with negligent homicide. He was released [...]

Update on Spanish train crash Santiago de Compostela

Update on Spanish train crash Santiago de Compostela

Spanish investigators are considering whether a railway signalling system failure played a part in the Alvia intercity train derailment. The section of track involved is owned/maintained by track operator Adif, and uses lower-spec ASFA system which applies brakes on trains travelling more than 200km/h. THe train was between Madrid and [...]

Train Driver of Renfe Crash on Phone with Train Controller At Time of Crash

Train Driver of Renfe Crash on Phone with Train Controller At Time of Crash

Developments in the Santiago de Compostela derailment indicate that the train's driver, Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, was on the phone and looking at a document while driving at the curve at 95 mph. Human error seems to be behind Spain's worst railway disaster that killed 79 in July. Sixty-six are still hospitalized. At the time of the accident, [...]

Legal Path Ahead in Santiago de Compostela Train Derailment Case

Legal Path Ahead in Santiago de Compostela Train Derailment Case

It has not yet been determined whether the accident was the fault of the driver or whether there is a case for corporate negligence for the lack of fail-safe anti-speed mechanisms. Victim compensation will be covered either by Allianz's subsidiary's compulsory personal accident policy or by QBE which covers injury to third parties if the train [...]

Train Crashes on Curve, Seventy Bodies Found, Over a Hundred Injured

Train Crashes on Curve, Seventy Bodies Found, Over a Hundred Injured

On July 24, 2013, sixty people were killed and 140 injured in a derailment accident on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The Renfe train had been en route from Madrid to Ferrol on the Galician coast. The speeding train hit the curve and flipped, twisting over on itself, and ending up in a pile. Death tolls have risen from the [...]

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