The Attorney General’s Office of Justice (FGJ) of Mexico City reported this Friday that the arrest for manslaughter of the subway driver who caused the accident that led to the death of an 18-year-old girl and left a hundred injured on Line 3 on January 7.
This was stated at a press conference by the institution’s spokesman, Ulises Lara, who said that the fatal collision between two convoys of line 3 of the capital’s subway was due to the negligent driving of Carlos Alfredo “N”, who did not respect the safety measures and speeding, as well as cutting and burning power lines.
These two aspects, he stressed, were the ones that caused the accident and the consequent death of a young womanfor which an investigation folder was initiated and the alleged perpetrator was arrested for crimes of homicide and injuries.
“Because of the above, the arrest warrant was completed for the possible commission of the crimes of manslaughter and injuries,” Lara said.
The train driver, deepened, did not adhere to the technical guidelines, since you exceeded the speed limit in manual pilotingwhich later switched to automatic piloting, something that it did not communicate to the central control post, and did not carry out any maneuver to stop the train
As for the cutting and burning of cables at the Potrero station, notified one day before the accident, he considered it an “intentional” act.
The events occurred on January 7, when the impact of two subway trains caused one death and 106 injuries among Mexicans who used this means of public transport.
After that, multiple events have occurred in the capital’s subway this month, such as the separation of two carriages or multiple cuts in services due to events that the head of the Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, declared acts of “sabotage”.
For this reason, Sheinbaum asked the Mexican government to deploy 6,000 troops from the militarized National Guard, to patrol the platforms and wagons of the capital’s subway.
This decision sparked controversy and led various human rights defense organizations to speak out against it, considering that the militarization of the subway was intended to give a false sense of security and perpetuates the increasingly frequent militarization policies in the country.
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