Papers shed light on what engineer remembers

Posted at 7:32 PM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 19:49:28-05
We're getting a closer look at interviews with the engineer who was at the helm of the Amtrak train that derailed last year.
200 people were hurt and 8 died when the passenger train crashed on May 12th in Philadelphia.
Among the dead was Elkridge resident, 45-year-old Bob Gildersleeve, Jr.
Shortly after the crash investigators said speed was likely the cause.
The National Transportation Safety Board recently released more than 160 documents related to their investigation.
Among the papers are transcripts of interviews with engineer Brandon Bostian.
His lawyer says he suffered brain trauma and memory loss during the crash.
However, the transcripts show Bostian recalls opening the throttle to pick up speed before the crash, then applying the break, when he realized the train was going too fast around a sharp turn.
Investigators say Bostian wasn't on his phone before or during the crash.
There is no evidence of problems with the train or signals.
A small dent was found in the windshield, and trains in that area are often targeted by people throwing rocks. However, investigations didn't find evidence of anything on the tracks.
A final report is expected several months from now.