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High Speed Italian Trainwreck


What: Eurostar 9351 Silver Arrow en route from Rome to Lecce
Where: Cisternino, Italy Rome-Lecce line
When: Sept 24, 2012
Who: 1 fatality, 25 injuries
Why: A tractor trailer stuck on the tracks between the gates was struck by the high speed Italian Eurostar 9351 Silver Arrow. The truck’s driver barely got out of the way, but his truck was demolished. The train’s engineer was killed and 25 passengers were injured. Fifteen people were treated for bruises and minor injuries, and ten passengers were hospitalized.

The train was derailed.

The Romainian truckdriver was arrested for manslaughter.