The driver of the train that derailed in New York City is said be have
"lost focus" and been in a "highway hypnosis," when the
train took the sharp turn going 82 miles per hour, nearly three times the
30-mph speed limit.
The train driver, who is also reported to be "devastated' by the
loss of life an injuries, has retained a defense attorney. The driver told
investigators that when he snapped out of the daze, he applied the brakes, but
it was too late.