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Meet this guy this -- by the way officials in Spain today.
Personnel across the operator of the train that ran right off the tracks right there killing near eighty people including an American woman.
Is being held on suspicion of negligent homicide.
He's currently under arrest in his hospital room.
Investigators are looking into question to him once his condition improves a video monitor found the train was going more than twice.
The limit the speed limit for that particular -- leaving behind a scene.
That our next guest says looked like a nightmare he lived through it yes Stephen ward is a -- taunted and -- survivor of that crash he joins us this morning Stephen great to talk to you and so.
Thankfully you are safe and sound this morning good morning.
Good morning I'm grateful to -- -- as well but where were you on the train.
So I was in car number eight.
On but -- train was moving backwards from the numbers I was eight car from the end.
When I boarded the train there were over twenty cars but I believe we may have left some of them and other stations I don't know how many were -- -- -- we understand that it was issue was going way too fast around that occurred did you notice everything.
On you know it different at the time and it's moving so fast hundreds of miles an hour did you notice -- -- it was heading into that turn or other turns throughout the day.
Well yes so -- So there's a little screen and on both ends of each car -- -- like the time the temperature the destination and to speak -- and for most of the right it had been about a hundred kilometers per hour and just before like maybe one minute before the crash.
I looked up -- it and I -- said a 190 -- kilometers per hour.
But my eyesight -- there's been some -- was kind of shutting off and it I was reading my journal and it didn't feel so much faster I didn't pay that much attention to it.
So I'd go that must be -- must be 1040194.
But then until mid may have really been one burning.
Right -- they say they was going twice the legal limit.
-- what was the experience when it crashed what was your stance.
So -- -- around -- -- sharp curbs in the minutes before and with no problems and then we hit this one occurred.
And you could feel one -- of the wheels lift up off actually like it it kind of a roller coaster where it was just tell we were mailed one set of wheels.
It was like that -- no more than two seconds there wasn't even time to be like scared I didn't even think oh we must be crashing.
I'll -- an article about how -- luggage started falling out of that.
-- racked up Obama's people started falling out of their seats and you could feel the other -- we'll leave the tracks.
And then I blacked out before we get to where we need to head how -- you by the way.
I'm doing very well given the circumstances permanent neck brace but but -- -- -- -- People around you what was.
What what was this the scene like right around here.
Before or after after -- -- and it.
Actor so I thought I was kind of -- a dream for a few minutes on my car ripped apart from one of the cars next to it.
So I would be able able to be helped out through -- door -- which was about one basically just a hole in the -- Com and I was one of the first people they got out.
I thought I was asleep curriculum that helped me out and help me up onto the little bank of dirt nearby.
After a couple minutes they started helping more people out and I begin to realize I think I need to Israel and its -- group.
Everyone was covered in blood everyone was crying everyone was screaming.
Ares I get I got a concussion Sullivan thinking most clearly but I I just -- to begin to realize this is awful isn't horrible.
They Stephen Anderson this is not the first time you've cheated death you've dealt with cancer.
Tell me about it yet com Yahoo! is about three years ago calm.
I was very lucky yeah I -- -- numerous times -- many times and I looked certain I was going to die and then I would America what occurred I would pull yourself.
Now I am I'm very lucky to be -- already and it's just that's that a very grateful.
And -- in what is your take away from.
This -- that you have now survived twice does it give you a different love sort of lease on life.
-- yes and no I mean I think everyone should try to always be the best person they can be whether they've had a near death experience or not but it.
I mean it's it really doesn't drive home the point to me that.
You know I really don't know for sure I could die tomorrow and if I do I want to be happy with the way I would -- today and you've got eleven man.
I am I'm a member of the church of Jesus Christ the bloody face from -- -- so yes -- -- somebody's watching over you.
I would agree with yes C have you been back on -- -- since.
Really -- I think I will I mean I recognize that this was a very isolated incident and that people are going to be all the more stringent airport I don't know.
This kind of action from here on out so I think you would really be.
Unrealistic to say no no -- going to be scared of trains -- in my life this.
You -- Amtrak's lot slower moving -- hundred miles an hour.
Stephen Moore we appreciate you joining us this morning and thanks for sharing your harrowing story with us and we're we're thankful that you're safe and sound take care of yourself soon.
I will thank you very much at -- who's now.
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