NPR.org recently reported that Brandon Bostian is facing eight counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of causing or risking a catastrophe and several counts of reckless endangerment – for the 2015 Amtrak crash near Philadelphia. Bostian, an experienced train engineer, was operating the train when it derailed. Eight people died in the crash, 200 were injured and 11 were critically injured. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, human error was cited as the official cause. Read the entire article here.
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