'The man in the red shirt' is appalled by the new information: 'That happens, probably not a damn thing'

When Palle Bøgelund Petterson each morning, cover the three small steps and step into his train from Nyborg to Copenhagen, show the instinctive thoughts again i

'The man in the red shirt' is appalled by the new information: 'That happens, probably not a damn thing'

When Palle Bøgelund Petterson each morning, cover the three small steps and step into his train from Nyborg to Copenhagen, show the instinctive thoughts again in his head:

Where shall I put me? Where is it safest to sit?

The thoughts were not at all in the 52-year-old man's head, when he for exactly 351 days climbed into the crack ICL 210 of the Nyborg train Station.

But there was a few seconds, and then the tagged Pallet a very violent braking.

For the Pallet was the sharp slowdown followed by the second uncertainty – further on in the train was followed by a tragic collision that claimed the lives of eight people.

Helen sat unharmed back in the 'lucky end of the train', but anyway he ended up to be described as a hero – 'the man in the red shirt' went through the whole train and checked that everyone was at their full five.

on Wednesday appeared Havarikommissionens final report on the accident, and here it was concluded that a particular locking mechanism was the cause of the accident, and that the employees in the DB Cargo for years had been aware that there was a problem with this type of locking mechanism.

An information, which today shakes 'the man in the red shirt'.

"It is appalling, and my fears are that when you make such a report and spend lots of money on it, then probably not a damn thing," tells Shirley to B. T.

Although he is frustrated that no one – yet – has been made responsible for the train crash, but he dare not think of the flock, who sat further in the train.

"Now I'm sitting in the lucky situation that I escaped unharmed from the accident, but if I think of, for example, sons or wives of some of those who are dead, so do they really sit at home and wait for, that there will be placed a responsibility," he says.

despite the fact that the Pallet slap from the ICL 210 without physical bruises or scars, then the 2. January 2019 seriously be indprintet in the psyche of the 52-year-old man.

"The first three months, it was especially hard. There it was like a record player that ran again and again with all the details and the mind. It took some time to get on, and it helped to write my experience down on paper," says 'the man in the red shirt'.

today to talk he still sometimes with the passengers from its own compartment, and the same has he done prior to Wednesday's publication of the final report.

"This experience will always hunt me. It will always be in me. And as I said, I am also thinking about it today, every time I get into a train," says Palle.

Police reported Wednesday that they are still studying, there will be a legal aftermath of the train crash.

so far, police have handed out fines to the people who took pictures of the accident and have also been in contact with an employee of the DB Cargo, which has 'placed obstacles in the way' of any investigations carried out.

But no one has neither been charged with or accused of having co-responsibility for the train crash and the eight innocent lives.

Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 19:00

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