REPORT: Driver Of Train In Fatal Spain Derailment Previously Bragged About Speeding On Facebook

By David Cohen 

In the latest example of Facebook posts coming back to haunt their authors, Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, driver of the ill-fated train that derailed and crashed in Spain Thursday, killing 78 people, posted a photo to his since-deleted Facebook account last year showing the speedometer of the train he was driving at the time and boasting about speeding, Fox News Latino reported, via Spanish newspaper El Pais.

According to El Pais, as reported by Fox News Latino, Garzon Amo posted a photo of a train speedometer that read 124 miles per hour to his Facebook account March 8, 2012, with the caption:

I’m at the limit. I can’t go faster or else they’ll fine me. What a joy it would be to travel parallel with the Civil Guard (police) and pass by them while blowing up their radar. What a major fine.

Following Thursday’s fatal crash, El Pais reported that Garzon Amo told emergency services via telephone:

I should have gone 80 (kilometers per hour, or about 50 miles per hour) and I’m going 190 (118 miles per hour).

Readers: Does it even surprise you anymore that people still brag about illegal activities on Facebook?

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