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Rosedale crash caused by driver negligence, NTSB finds
Rosedale crash caused by driver negligence, NTSB finds

The freight train derailment and explosion that caused millions of dollars in damages to businesses and homes in Rosedale in 2013 spurred National Transportation Safety Board officials on Wednesday to call for new laws preventing the use of hands free cell phone devices by commercial drivers. John Alban Jr., who was driving a commercial waste truck that collided with the train and forced the derailment, was using such a device at the time, the NTSB found. "Current laws may mislead people to believe that hands free is as safe as not using a phone at all," said acting NTSB chairman Christopher A. Hart in a statement. "Our investigation has found over and over that...

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