strasbourg - The operator of the French high-speed train derailed Saturday in Strasbourg has not driven too hard. He said that Monday against justice.
Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of the Environment said Saturday that things went wrong because the TGV had violated the speed limit. In the accident Eleven people were killed and 42 passengers were injured.
The driver was very experienced according to justice. " He has said that he has complied with the speed ", said prosecutor Alexandre Chevrier Monday at a news conference. The train in the accident 176 kilometers per hour.
The TGV drove a test ride on a new high-speed railway. The TGV train derailed and caught fire. The locomotive ended up in the Marne- Rhine Canal.