Tempi train driver’s family sends legal notice revealing concerning medical records

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The family of the train driver who died during the train collision in Tempi, Central Greece last year have sent a legal notice to the parliamentary panel regarding his medical records.

Taking place on Wednesday, (17 January), the family accused a representative member of Greece’s New Democracy party of “attempting to shift blame onto the deceased driver by using medical documents, creating impressions of medical issues that supposedly rendered him unfit for work”.

The train collision took place last year in Tempi, Central Greece. Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP via Getty Images.

Ekathimerini said this followed the head-on collision between two train drivers on February 28 in Tempi, where 57 passengers, including both train drivers died.

The family of the driver presented his medical records to the Investigative Committee by the Conservative lawmaker, and argued that prior to the incident, he had suffered  tfrom two strokes and he was unfit for duty.

They further shared that the driver’s sealed medical documents left out key information indicating how he was deemed unfit to work and conduct his duties.

The president of the Regulatory Authority for Railways then shared that all train drivers undergo strict medical exams, and the driver’s medical records were yet to be submitted.

PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis also commented on the issue, and further accused the ruling Conservatives of attempt to cover up those responsible for the train collision tragedy.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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