High Speed Amtrak train derails, dangles over interstate in Washington state

An Amtrak train derailed Monday near Tacoma, Wash., causing injuries and leaving at least one rail car hanging off a bridge over a traffic-clogged interstate, authorities said.

“Derailed Amtrak passenger train was heading south bound,” the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said in a tweet. “Injuries and casualties reported, numbers to come.”

Interstate 5 southbound near Dupont, about 50 miles south of Tacoma, was closed, the sheriff’s office said.

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An Amtrak train derailed Monday near Tacoma, Wash., causing injuries and leaving at least one rail car hanging off a bridge over a traffic-clogged interstate, authorities said.

“Derailed Amtrak passenger train was heading south bound,” the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said in a tweet. “Injuries and casualties reported, numbers to come.”

Interstate 5 southbound near Dupont, about 50 miles south of Tacoma, was closed, the sheriff’s office said.

Read the rest of the story on USA Today


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William Hicks

1) Not a good omen when your first run of a multi-Billion dollar project fails this way on its first run.

2) Does this make the citizens of California want to revisit their approval of Moonbeams train to nowhere?