Amtrak Victims: Investigative Findings Hard to Believe

May 18, 2016

By Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press, via ABC News

WASHINGTON – Victims of last year’s deadly Amtrak derailment aren’t buying the findings of federal investigators that the train’s engineer likely lost his bearings because he was distracted by an incident with a nearby train.Website Insert Coach Business Class Food Service copy

Through lawyers, they called the National Transportation Safety Board’s cause determination frustrating, disappointing and hard to believe. One lawyer called Tuesday’s explanation a “whitewash.” Another said it was a “quantum leap.”

Instead of closure, they said, the official report on the May 12, 2015 wreck only prompted more questions.

“We’ve reached the end and there’s no conclusion,” lawyer Fred Eisenberg said.

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