(NBC News) Federal investigators say they haven’t talked to the engineer at the controls of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens more.
After examining Amtrak 188’s event data recorder, investigators now know the train was going 106 miles per hour as it entered a curve, more than double the posted speed limit.
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The engineer, Brandon Bostian of New York, applied the brakes seconds before the cars left the tracks, but it was too late.
The locomotive and seven cars violently shuddered and went screeching off the tracks.
In an interview broadcast Wednesday night, an attorney for Bostain said he has no memory of the crash.
“He rememebrs driving the train, he rememebrs going to that area generally, has absolutely no recollection of the incident or anything unusual. The next thing he recalls is being thrown around, coming to, finding his bags, getting his cell phone and dialing 911,” attorney Robert Goggin told ABC News.
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