The Swedish train crash might have been an accident and accused woman could have been innocent
Friday, 18 January 2013
The train, which crashed in a house in Sweden on Tuesday, which we
reported, has now been analysed and it turn out that it might have been
cause not by the woman but accidentally.
The cleaner is reported to have arrived in the rain to do her job - to
clean not knowing that the brakes were not engaged and they key
was in the ignition. So she bent a chair and the train started rolling
and later drove uncontrollably to its crash site.
The train operator Arriva, which operates services on Saltsj÷banan,
made a statement according to Swedish television, referring the
newspaper Metro, that it regrets that the cleaners was identified
as guilty of stealing the train on Tuesday crashed into a house in
"I regret that we have not been clearer to give a balanced picture of
her guilt or innocence in this case. It has appeared that she has
stolen the train. And it may be so, but it could also be an accident,"
says Tomas Hedenius, Communications Manager at Arriva, to the tabloid
The woman is being care for as she struggles with serious injuries, but
during the day, there is hope that an initial hearing of her will be
held, according to prosecutor Per Andersson to news agency TT.
Initially, various authorities in the train companies had pointed out
that the cleaner could have stolen the train from the train depot.
"If it turns out that this was an accident, then Arriva should be
ashamed of their actions," says Johnny NadÚrus, branch secretary of the
union Seko, which organizes 80-90 percent of the employees at Arriva.
The tabloid paper, Aftonbladet reported yesterday that police theory on
the issue is that there may have been an accident - that the train
which crashed into a house in Saltsj÷baden might have driven away from
the yard accidentally.
by Scancomark.com Team
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