TFR called the probable cause of the collision of trains in Moscow
The Investigative Committee (TFR) reported no evidence that the collision of trains in Moscow was due to emergency braking of the train. According to investigators, the probable cause of the accident could be the failure of the braking system, according to the Agency.
In RCDS noted that currently it is checking all versions of the incident.
“The results of initial investigations including after questioning the drivers, the version that the emergency braking locomotive crew for the trains used in order to prevent arrival on the pedestrian, not confirmed, and was due to the failure of its braking system”, — stated in the message Department. To test this, investigators have seized documents for service composition.
In addition, the investigation into the collision of the trains under his personal control took the head of the RCDS Alexander Bastrykin. The investigation involved employees of the Central apparatus of the Ministry.
Collision of trains occurred last night, April 8. On the stretch of Fili — Kuntsevo 1 passenger train “Moscow — Brest” hit the train “Moscow — Usovo”. In the accident, according to the Railways, 28 people were injured, 13 of them were hospitalized. Among the victims were citizens of Belarus. Investigators opened upon collision of a criminal case under part 1 St. 263 Criminal code (violation of safety rules of movement and operation railway, air, sea and inland waterway transport and metro).
Earlier it was reported that a possible cause of the collision could be that the driver of the train applied the emergency brake after seeing the rolling tracks of a man.