Metrolink crash: NTSB finds inadequacies

WASHINGTON, D.C. Twenty-five people died after a /*Metrolink*/ engineer ran a red light and collided with a freight train. That engineer had been sending and receiving text messages on his cell phone prior to the crash.

At the hearing, /*NTSB*/ members noted that current rules designed to prevent such safety violations are clearly inadequate.

One new proposal being considered is the installation of cameras in train locomotive cabs.

Also at Wednesday's hearing, officials with the /*Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen*/, a train worker union, called for having a second person in the cab at all times as an added safety measure.


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