May 22, 2013
Engine driver not under the influence at train crash
The blood test performed on machine driver Marcos Córdoba revealed that he was not under the influence at the moment of the train crash in Once station that yesterday killed 50 people, judicial sources said.
The test was performed as a request of Judge Claudio Bonadío, who handles the case.
Meanwhile, train union leader Rubén “Pollo” Sobrero said that Córdoba "remains in intensive care unit" but his life is not in danger. He was seriously injured because he suffered the impact of the train’s collision against the station."
“We wanted to talk to him to draw some conclusions, but his health comes first,” Sobrero added, and rejected the possibility of 28 year old Córdoba being distracted as he entered platform 2. Unofficial sources said the machine driver was distracted by his mobile phone and failed to pull the emergency brakes.