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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) – A Philadelphia commuter train was hit by a projectile about 20 minutes before an Amtrak train derailed a few miles up the track. A spokeswoman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says there’s no indication that the incident is related to the derailment. SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams says they don’t know what the projectile was. It broke the engineer’s window around 9:25 p.m. Tuesday near SEPTA’s North Philadelphia station. No injuries were reported. Williams says the Trenton-bound commuter train was stopped and the incident was being investigated when the Amtrak derailment happened about 3½ miles away.
originally posted by: opethPA
"SEPTA train hit by projectile minutes before Amtrak crash"
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Martin75
They do not have to slow down much if there are no turn outs and the track is super elevated.
originally posted by: UnBreakable
The track around there is not elevated much. If I had to bet, the engineer was most likely texting or talking on his phone and missed the signal to slow down. Speed was definetly a factor.