The Amtrak engineer at the center of the train derailment in Philadelphia that left eight people dead last year has told investigators he couldn’t recall many details of the “dream-like” crash, according to federal documents released Monday.
Brandon Bostian had said he has a “very foggy memory” about the fatal derailment on May 12, 2015 that sent more than 200 people to the hospital. “There’s several gaps in my memory as I approached the accident curve,” he told investigators in November, according to USA Today. “The only word, and I hesitate to use the word dream-like because it sounds like I was asleep, and I don’t believe that I was asleep at all,” he added. “The memory doesn’t include much visual memory. I don’t remember hearing much.”
The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday released more than 2,000 pages of information related to its investigation of the tragedy. The train, carrying 250 passengers, derailed after it entered a curve at 106 mph, more than twice the speed limit for that section of track, officials said.