Multiple Deaths, 50 Injured When Amtrak Train Derails In Missouri – IOTW Report

Multiple Deaths, 50 Injured When Amtrak Train Derails In Missouri

NY Post:

An Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed after colliding with a dump truck in Missouri on Monday afternoon — leaving at least three people dead and dozens injured.

The train crashed into a dump truck at a public railroad crossing in Mendon, Missouri, 100 miles east of Kansas City, at 1:42 p.m. local time, Amtrak said in a statement.

The collision happened at an “uncontrolled crossing” with no lights or electronic devices, said Cpl. Justin Dunn of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at a press conference.

The dead included two people inside the train and one inside the dump truck, he said.

Amtrak said 243 passengers and 12 crew members were onboard.

Seven of eight cars derailed, Dunn said.

Eric McKenzie, the superintendent with Charlton County Ambulance Service, told CNN that there were multiple fatalities and that at least 50 people were injured.

Officials at the press conference couldn’t say how many people were hurt. more


6 Comments on Multiple Deaths, 50 Injured When Amtrak Train Derails In Missouri

  1. I sincerely pray for all of those people on board who were just working, living their lives, & trying to get home or visit family.

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  2. When are mofos gonna STOP. LOOK. LISTEN?

    I know I’ve pissed off a million drivers who were behind me… but tough shit. If I can’t see several hundreds of yards in BOTH directions of my approach I STOP. I LOOK. I LISTEN. I don’t care if the crossing is controlled, or uncontrolled. If you trust the electronics you have never done work for DC Metro.

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  3. Schmucky Schroomer will blame it on lack of funding, like he did after the 2005 Philadelphia derailment. Idiot said that if the train had the new PTC (Positive Train Control) the crash would have never happened. Turned out the train already had the system installed, but was waiting for FCC approval before it could be turned on.

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