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Amtrak Train Crash Philadelphia

Source: Win McNamee / Getty

More information below:

  • Amtrak train #188 heading from Washington, DC to New York derailed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia at 9:50 p.m. at “Frankford Junction” track where a big curve is located.
  • Now word yet on the cause of the derailment
  • Black box data recorded has been recovered
  • Amtrak Passenger Information Hotline 1-800-523-9101
  • 243 passengers were on the train,  5 of them were crew members
  • 7 people confirmed dead
  • Over 200 injured and transported from the scene to area hospitals
  • 8 people in critical condition
  • Several people still missing
  • Injuries included: broken bones, bleeding, head injuries, etc.
  • Passengers with minor injuries were transported to Jefferson University Hospital
  • Passengers with serious injuries were transported to Temple and Hahnemann
  • 7 Amtrak cars involved
  • Level 3 Mass Casualty Response
  • Passengers say train shook before the crash
  • Some passengers climbed out of windows to escape wreckage
  • The NTSB in Washington, DC will be on the scene to investigate later this morning
  • Red Cross Reception Center is located at 30th Street station
  • There are no seat belts on Amtrak trains
  • Luggage is not secured on Amtrak trains
  • According to Septa, the Trenton and Chestnut Hill West lines are suspended indefinitely
  • Mayor Michael Nutter described the derailment scene as “Absolute Disastrous Mess”
  • Amtrak service will be suspended on the Northeast Corridor between Philadelphia and New York City indefinitely
  • This Amtrak crash has been labeled as one of the worst accidents in Amtrak’s history

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