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Cutting-edge technology aims to prevent deadly train crashes

By: Jeff Rossen and Anneke Foster

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According to the Federal Railroad Administration, there were almost 11,000 train accidents and incidents last year alone, killing 805 people and injuring almost 4,000. And just days ago, a passenger train crashed in Spain, injuring dozens and sending 18 people to the hospital, including the driver.

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At a giant training and research facility in Pueblo, Colorado, cutting-edge technology to prevent such crashes and save lives is under development. The 52-square-mile Transportation Technology Center,which includes tracks on which train accidents are simulated, hadn’t admitted cameras for 20 years before granting exclusive access to TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen and the Rossen Reports team.

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