US train derails, driver has no memory of crash

  • 03/10/2016
An aerial shot of the derailed train (Reuters)
An aerial shot of the derailed train (Reuters)

The driver of the New Jersey commuter train that crashed last week has told investigators he was fully rested but has no memory of the incident, and a recovered data recorder was not working.

The derailed train at a Hoboken station killed a 34-year-old woman on the platform and injured 108 during morning rush hour last Thursday.

National Transportation Safety Board vice-chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr said on Sunday the agency was still in the "fact-gathering phase of the investigation."

Thomas Gallagher, a 29-year veteran of the railway who was injured when the train derailed, told investigators the train was at 16km/h when it was approaching the station, Ms Dinh-Zarr said.

Investigators at this time could not ascertain the speed of the train at the time when it was near the station.