Sweden train crash deemed an accident
STOCKHOLM - The Associated Press
A local train that derailed and crashed into a residential building in Saltsjobaden is seen outside Stockholm in this picture taken by Scanpix Sweden January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Jonas EkstromerSwedish authorities have dropped a criminal investigation against a woman previously suspected of stealing a commuter train that crashed into an apartment building.
Investigators on Friday said the woman probably started the train by accident as she was cleaning it at a depot early Tuesday.
The four-car train rolled about a 1.6 kilometers to the end station of the railway line, where it jumped off the tracks, careered for about 25 meters and crashed into a three-story building.
No one was hurt except the woman, who was airlifted to a hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
Prosecutor Par Andersson said she appears to have put the train in motion through a series of "unfortunate circumstances," but is no longer suspected of a crime.