Text Messaging May Be Cause Of Horrific Train Crash

September 16, 2008

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating whether or not text messaging by the engineer may have caused the deadly train crash in California..Los Angeles (ChattahBox) – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating whether or not text messaging by the engineer may have caused the deadly train crash in California.

Just last Friday, a Metrolink commuter train crashed into a Union Pacific Freight train in Chatsworth, California.  This resulted in 25 deaths, and 138 people injured.

Text messaging has been seen as a negative thing while driving and such for quite some time, being blamed for accidents and other deaths.

The engineer of the commuter train, who died in the crash, has been put at fault.

He reportedly went through a red light, ignoring all signals.

It is now known that he was sending out text messages shortly before the crash.

The NTSB is looking into cell phone records to see if it could have had any impact on the crash.


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