APNewsBreak: Engineer in crash had undiagnosed sleep apnea
The engineer of a commuter train that slammed into a station going double the 10 mph speed limit, killing a woman, suffered from undiagnosed sleep apnea, his lawyer said Wednesday, and a U.S. official told The Associated Press that investigators are looking at it as a potential cause.
The official, who was briefed on the investigation, spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the matter.
The Latest: Engineer’s lawyer confirms sleep apnea diagnosis
The Latest on the investigation into the Hoboken Terminal train crash (all times local):
A lawyer for the engineer of a commuter train that slammed into a station going double the 10 mph speed limit says he was diagnosed with sleep apnea after the accident.
Jack Arsenault says Thomas Gallagher was diagnosed after the Sept. 29 crash in Hoboken. He says in a statement that Gallagher was diagnosed by an expert he had arranged and results were forwarded to investigators on Oct. 31.
Damage to crashed New Jersey train hampering investigation
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Heavy damage to the front of a commuter train that slammed into a station last month, killing a woman and injuring 100 other people, is hampering the investigation into what went wrong.
NTSB has yet to interview injured engineer in deadly crash
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — National Transportation Safety Board investigators held off questioning the engineer in the deadly Hoboken train crash because of his injuries Friday and struggled to lift clues from the train's black box recorders.
The Latest: Investigators say train crew ‘very cooperative’
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others (all times local):
The National Transportation Safety Board says it appreciates that crew members of a train involved in a deadly New Jersey crash have been "very cooperative."