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Federal investigators blame driver, brakes for Amtrack crash

A National Transportation Safety Board hearing examining a collision at a train crossing in the Nevada desert in June 2011 concluded on Tuesday the accident between an Amtrak passenger train and a tractor-trailer could have been prevented if the truck driver had stopped in a timely manner and if the brakes on his rig worked properly.

A third cause addressed by the safety board said the shortcoming in the passenger rail car side strength led to five deaths on the train. The NTSB conducted a hearing in Washington, D.C. to determine the cause of the accident and to make recommendations. …

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