San Francisco Conductor Blacks Out And Crashes

San Francisco Conductor Blacks Out And Crashes

A San Francisco train crash involving two light-rail trains is being investigated by the National Transportation and Safety Board, according to a story. The NTSB investigators have already determined that one of the train operators blacked-out immediately before the crash, and that the conductor had turned off the train’s automatic controls as well. Neither alcohol abuse nor inattention seems to have contributed to causing the crash.

The collision involved two trains, one of which was moving and the other which was halted at a boarding platform. A total of 47 people were injured, all of whom were taken to local area hospitals to seek treatment. None of the personal injuries in San Francisco were deemed to be life-threatening. Broken bones, bruises, and lacerations seemed to characterize the majority of the injuries.

It has also been revealed that drivers intentionally turn off the automatic controls of a train as that train nears a boarding platform in hopes that passenger loading time is cut down and the train remains on schedule. Though this behavior is relatively commonplace, it increases the likelihood that human error, such as was the case in this accident, can lead to an accident and injure a large number of people.

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