PHILADELPHIA – prosecutors are set to argue that criminal prosecution must be restored at the engineer in a deadly 2015, the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania’s attorney general on Wednesday in an appeal against the judgment of the court to dismiss the case against Brandon Bostian.
Eight people are killed when the Washington-New York train rounded a curve at more than twice the 50 mph (80 km / h) maximum speed and hurdled off the tracks. Federal safety investigators closed Bostian was distracted by radio traffic and lost his bearings.
Philadelphia district attorney previously declined to pursue a case against the 34-year-old engineer. A separate lawsuit by a victim of the family was thrown out by a judge in September, who said that evidence suggested the derailment was an accident.