BREAKING: Amtrak Train SPED UP From 70 mph to 102 mph Before Crashing
PHOTOS=> Philly Amtrak Engineer ID’d – Brandon Bostian From Queens
Major Amtrak Crash in Philadelphia – 150 Hurt – 6 Dead=> VIDEO FROM TRAINMore links to crash:
America's busiest stretch of railroad rocked by second major crash in three months: Accident comes just weeks after Westchester wreck killed six
"The train started to decelerate, like someone had slammed the brake," Paul Cheung, an Associated Press employee who was watching a movie on Netflix when disaster struck, said. "Then suddenly you could see everything starting to shake. You could see people's stuff flying over me."
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Major Amtrak Crash in Philadelphia – Passengers Trapped – Over 50 Hurt=> VIDEO FROM TRAIN
Amtrak Train Derails Near Philadelphia (Port Richmond) – Train #188 With Approximately 240 Passengers…
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, and several people appeared to be injured.
Train 188, a Northeast Regional, had left Washington, D.C., earlier Tuesday. The front of the train was going into a turn when it shook.
An Associated Press employee, Paul Cheung, was on the train and said it appeared it went off the tracks. He said he was fortunate to be at the back of the train and the front of it "looks pretty bad." He said he saw "some people mangled up."
Police swarming around the crash site, in Port Richmond, a working-class area, told people to get back, away from the train. They pleaded with curious onlookers: "Do NOT go to scene of derailment. Please allow 1st responders room to work."
Roads all around the crash site are blocked off. Waves of firefighters continuing toward the train cars, taking people people out.
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