Taiwan train driver had less than 7 seconds to respond before crash, investigators say

Apr 6, 2021 | INVESTING

The driver in Taiwan’s deadliest train accident had less than seven seconds to respond before his train smashed into a runaway truck last week, killing him and at least 49 others, and injuring 211 people, investigators said on Tuesday. They also said the flatbed truck still had its engine running before it slid down an embankment from a construction site above the tracks, landing just metres in front of a railway tunnel. The eight-carriage Taroko Express was packed with 494 passengers when the…

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