Train Operator Admits Recklessness

Francisco Jose Garzon Amo was released from jail on bail Sunday night, but his legal saga has only just begun. The 52-year-old Spanish train operator was officially charged with 79 counts of homicide after admitting to a judge that he had acted recklessly when the train he was manning derailed last week. Despite video evidence and testimonials from passengers who survived the wreckage—the country’s worst railroad accident in nearly 70 years—the railway drivers’ union has protested that the train’s black boxes have not been analyzed and so charges against Garzon Amo may be premature.