Faulty brakes blamed in Amtrak crash during today's NTSB conference

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Updated: 12/11/2012 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON D.C. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The National Transportation Safety Board has issued 20 safety recommendations in the wake of a deadly crash involving a tractor trailer and an Amtrak train that killed six people last year.

An investigation panel showed evidence of a crossing gate fully extended well before the fiery crash.

Federal experts determined earlier that a truck driver skidded nearly 300 feet before slamming into the side of the train at a rural crossing.

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman says the driver had plenty of time to see the lights and stop for the train.

She also said the truck's brakes were quote "not properly maintained."
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Horsewagled - 12/12/2012 1:46 PM
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Here's the facts we know... 1. A 300 pound robin might or might not be heavy. 2. Railroad Unions are a bunch of sissy little girls and should be all over this fabricated hogwash like a bad rash. Besides being the laughing stock of the country. 3. There are millions of Christmas trees right now with better lighting systems than this crossing . 4. ARMANDO VILLANUEVA And when I was there watching at the train, I wave at the train, just like we usually do. He wave at me and then --and then, as he was going by the crossing. Train driver """I'm in emergency right now Armando but hey I'll wave. """ 5. The Nevada desert sun isn't as bright as nOmOrrHO THINKS HE IS.
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