July 26, 2013
Francisco Jose Garzon de Amo, 52, escaped from the wreckage of the country’s worst rail disaster in almost 70 years with only light injuries and is now under police guard in his hospital bed.
Pictures on Friday showed the moment he was led away from the scene – past the bodies of the dead and wounded – by rescue workers. As he realised the enormity of the crash, he is alleged to have said: “I f***** it up. I want to die.”
Mr Garzon was formally placed under arrest on Thursday evening “on suspicion of a criminal act linked to responsibility for the accident.”