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Engineer of Amtrak 188 can't recall derailment

Written by The Associated Press | May 14, 2015 7:46 AM
Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia

Photo by AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek

(Philadelphia) -- The attorney for the engineer who was at the controls when an Amtrak train crashed in Philadelphia says his client has no recollection of a crash that killed at least seven people.

Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America'' this morning, attorney Robert Goggin says Brandon Bostian remembers attempting to reduce speed as the train entered a curve before he was knocked out and sustained a concussion.

The lawyer says the engineer does not remember deploying the emergency brake.

Goggin says Bostian told him the last thing he recalls is coming to, looking for his bag, retrieving his cellphone and calling 911 for help. 

Investigators have determined the train was traveling at 106 mph on Tuesday night before it ran off the rails, where the speed limit was 50 mph. 

The lawyer says his client's memory could likely return as the head injury subsides.

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