Amtrak train derails after striking backhoe south of Philly, 2 dead
April 3, 2016 - Uncategorized
At least two people are dead and more than two dozen injured after an Amtrak train with 341 on board hit a piece of construction equipment that was parked on the tracks south of Philadelphia.
WPVI-TV confirmed the fatalities and said at least one person was critically injured.
The accident caused the lead engine to derail, and service is now suspended between Philadelphia and New York City.
The accident on Amtrak Train 89, which was operating from New York to Savannah, Ga., occurred around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning in Chester, Pa.
One passenger onboard tweeted that the train was “struck by something,” causing a fire and a window to blow out. Read more…