Nightly News   |  July 30, 2013

Spain train driver was on the phone during accident

A court statement said the driver of the Spain train derailment that killed or injured nearly everyone on board had received a call on his work phone from a rail official, and was speaking on the phone at the time of the accident. The train was traveling at twice the speed limit. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> we have news from overseas tonight in the form of preliminary findings on that high speed train crash in spain last week. the driver was talking on the phone when it happened. a court statement said the driver received a call in his work phone in the cabin from a railway official. he was not using his cell phone , he was also reading something at the time. the train was going 95 miles an hour, twice the speed limit called for going into that turn. 79 people were killed in all.