The families of the victims had been waiting for this announcement for six years now. The Paris public prosecutor’s office on Friday requested the referral to trial of SNCF, its subsidiaries Systra (sponsor of the tests) and SNCF Réseau (track manager) as well as three of their employees for the derailment of a test TGV on November 14. 2015 in Eckwersheim (Bas-Rhin), we learned from a source close to the file.
The prosecution asks that they be tried for “injuries and manslaughter by clumsiness, recklessness, negligence or breach of a security obligation” according to the final indictment signed on August 2. The final decision will be up to the judge who examines the case.
Eleven people were killed and 42 others were injured in the accident.