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Locals Say Everyone Knew Amtrak Crash Site Was Unsafe

Missouri farmer posted video saying that very thing on June 11

(Newser) - A fourth person has died due to injuries suffered when an Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck and derailed Monday afternoon in a remote area of Missouri, reports the AP . They are the third passenger to die; the driver of the dump truck was...

Train Derails After Hitting Dump Truck, Killing 3

Dozens are injured, Missouri officials say

(Newser) - A passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck and derailed Monday in a remote area of Missouri, killing three people and injuring dozens more. Two of the people who died were on the Amtrak train, and one was in the truck, Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl....

Engineer Acquitted in Fatal Amtrak Crash

Train derailed after hitting curve at 106mph

(Newser) - An Amtrak engineer was cleared Friday of charges related to a deadly, high-speed derailment that left eight people dead and hundreds injured in Philadelphia in 2015. The jury acquitted 38-year-old engineer Brandon Bostian of causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter, and reckless endangerment after a little more than an hour of...

Couple Celebrating 50th Anniversary Killed in Derailment

Cause of Amtrak derailment Saturday in Montana still not clear

(Newser) - Two of the victims of Saturday's Amtrak train derailment were a Georgia couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Don and Marjorie Varnadoe, 74 and 72, spent months dreaming of the cross-country trip, and just Friday, Don "had called the office and said how excited they were" and that...

At Least 3 Dead, 50 Injured in Amtrak Derailment

Accident happened in Montana

(Newser) - At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, an official with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office said. Dispatcher Starr Tyler told the AP that three people died in the derailment. Amtrak said in a statement...

Train Derails in Scotland After Flooding, Killing 3

6 people are injured; accident's cause isn't known yet

(Newser) - A passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after stormy weather Wednesday, killing three people and injuring six others, authorities said. The train's driver is believed to be among the dead, but identification has yet to take place, the British Transport Police force said. Six people were hospitalized, the AP...

'Scene From Hell' as Train Derails on Bridge

Crew survives Tempe derailment without injury

(Newser) - A train derailment, massive fire, and partial bridge collapse in Arizona left what one witness describes as a "scene from hell"—but no injuries were reported. Authorities say the Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire on a bridge over Tempe Town Lake in the Phoenix suburb of...

Engineer Tries to Crash Train Into Hospital Ship

He said he was suspicious of USNS Mercy's reasons for being in Los Angeles

(Newser) - A Port of Los Angeles locomotive engineer has admitted trying to crash a train into a hospital ship, federal prosecutors say. According to a court affidavit, 44-year-old Eduardo Moreno told investigators that he intentionally derailed the train at full speed on Tuesday because he thought the USNS Mercy might be...

Train Plunges Into the Potomac
Train Plunges Into the Potomac

Train Plunges Into the Potomac

Luckily its 7 grain cars were all empty

(Newser) - A freight train went off the rails near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, on Saturday and sent two cars plunging into the Potomac, CNN reports. Luckily the CSX locomotive was just pulling empty grain cars over the Winchester and Potomac Railroad Bridge when the 2:30am EST derailment occurred. But the...

Dozens Injured in Sacramento Derailment

2 trains collided, authorities say

(Newser) - Authorities say more than two dozen people were injured in a light rail train derailment in northern California Thursday night. Sacramento Fire Capt. Keith Wade tells the Sacramento Bee that 27 people were injured, including 13 people who were transported to trauma hospitals. He said the remaining "walking wounded"...

Runaway Train Dramatically Derails After 57 Miles

Aussie freight train rolled away after driver got out to inspect an issue

(Newser) - The driver of a freight train in Western Australia got out to inspect an issue with one of its 268 wagons early Monday—and it kept going without him. The train, loaded with iron ore, hurtled across 57 miles of the remote Pilbara region before it was deliberately derailed from...

Shocking Train Derailment Kills at Least 18

Some passengers were crushed to death

(Newser) - One of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, the AP reports. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north to Taitung,...

The Roller Coaster Car Derailed and They Plummeted

Daytona Beach's Sand Blaster derailed Thursday

(Newser) - Six people were sent to the hospital late Thursday after an 85-foot high roller coaster derailed in Daytona Beach, Fla. Two people fell as much as 34 feet to the ground from the Sand Blaster's front car, which was left dangling perpendicular to the beach boardwalk with two others...

2 Dead in New Amtrak Crash
2 Dead in New Amtrak Crash 

2 Dead in New Amtrak Crash

Passenger train collides with freight train in SC; at least 50 injured

(Newser) - At least two people are dead and 50 more injured after an Amtrak train collided with a CSX freight train early Sunday in South Carolina, reports CNN , derailing the Amtrak lead engine and some of its passenger cars. The accident, which involved Amtrak's New York-to-Miami Train 91, occurred about...

Before Derailment, Train Was Going 80 in 30mph Zone

NTSB says it's 'too early to tell' why it was going so fast

(Newser) - The Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state Monday morning, killing at least three people , was speeding, officials say, and not by a trivial amount: The train was going 80mph in a zone where the limit was 30mph when it came off the tracks on an overpass between Tacoma and...

Amtrak Train Derails; Cars Spill Onto Highway Near Seattle
On First Run of New
Amtrak Route, 3 Die in Wreck
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On First Run of New Amtrak Route, 3 Die in Wreck

Dozens of people are injured south of Seattle in Amtrak accident

(Newser) - An Amtrak train making its first run on a new route derailed near Tacoma Monday morning, spilling train cars onto a busy interstate. A spokesman for the Pierce County sheriff's office initially reported six fatalities, all of them train passengers, per the Seattle Times . Officials later put the number...

More Than 100 Hurt After Brooklyn Train Derails: Reports

No life-threatening injuries, though, in LIRR commuter train crash

(Newser) - The Wednesday morning commute left several people shook up but mostly OK on the Long Island Rail Road when a train derailed, ABC News reports. The train was slowly entering Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal at around 8:30am when it crashed either into the platform or a bumper, leading at...

29 Hurt When Amtrak Train Derails

It happened overnight in Kansas

(Newser) - At least 29 people were injured when an Amtrak passenger train derailed in rural southwest Kansas early Monday, authorities say. The train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it came off the tracks just after midnight about 20 miles west of Dodge City, reports the AP . Five cars...

Calif. Train Derails, Plunges Into Creek

9 hurt in terrifying Alameda County accident

(Newser) - The front car of a commuter train plunged into a swollen creek after a fallen tree reportedly derailed the train Monday night in central California, injuring nine people, authorities say. Crews had to fight the creek's fast-moving currents to pull riders from the partially submerged rail car, Alameda County...

Amtrak Train Hits Rock Slide, Derails in Vermont

The Vermonter was reportedly traveling southbound

(Newser) - Amtrak has confirmed that its "Vermonter" train derailed while heading southbound in Vermont on Monday. NBC News reports the accident happened about 10 miles south of Montpelier, in Northfield; the Burlington Free Press reports the train hit a rockslide. A rep for the Montpelier Fire Department tells NBC that...

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