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Amtrak train derails onto I-5 near Lacey

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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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Amtrak train derailed in Washington State.

Fell onto the I5 highway !!

Just breaking.

Amtrak train derails onto I-5 near Lacey

All southbound lanes of I-5 near Mounts Road in Pierce County are currently closed sue to a derailed train car.

A high-speed Amtrak train derailed onto Interstate 5 between Tacoma and Olympia Monday, blocking all southbound lanes.

Photos from the scene show the derailed car hanging off an overpass. Drivers are urged to avoid the area.

This was the first day for the Amtrak Cascades high-speed train on its new route w trains further inland parallel to Interstate 5 through Tacoma, Lakewood, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.



2nd source:
Derailed Amtrak train plunges off bridge onto I-5 lanes south of Tacoma




posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I was just going to post this. It's right up the road from me. Pretty freakin' bizar out there at the moment.

Hearing now people are still trapped on the train.

Amtrak train derails onto I-5 near Lacey


A high-speed Amtrak train derailed onto Interstate 5 between Tacoma and Olympia Monday, blocking all southbound lanes.

This was the first day for the Amtrak Cascades high-speed train on its new route w trains further inland parallel to Interstate 5 through Tacoma, Lakewood, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


260 passengers - seems like people are pretty shook up but I don't think anyone is terribly injured. It's still all up in the air so I'll update when i can.

Traffic cam


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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: silo13

Great Info !!




posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:47 AM
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There are injuries and casualties reported. Cars were crushed, a witness says. Looks like a perilous situation.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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Rumors the tracks were "monkeyed with"




posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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Ouch. 80 mph, train cars tumbled off the train trestle onto a crowded freeway, during rush hour.




posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Now they're saying 80 people on the train, not 260 - and - there have been some deaths reported.



I really want to drive up and take some pictures but I couldn't even get to the intersection it's so crowded out there.
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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:10 AM
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Some of the latest:

8:48 a.m. Sheriff’s office confirms fatalities, people trapped after train derailment on I-5.

8:47 a.m. The service was supposed to be rated for a maximum speed of 79 mph for the section where it derailed in DuPont, according to passenger Chris Karnes. Karnes, who was on board the train when it derailed, said at least seven cars derailed from the tracks. The emergency doors were not functioning correctly, which forced passengers to kick out train windows to exit.

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Regards



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Trail Derail sabotage? This sounds pretty bad!


nypost.com...



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: silo13

Yeah, I'm just north of this, but traffic is fudged.
@KIRO7 said there are 3 confirmed fatalities.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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My sympathy to the families. Such a terrible accident right before Christmas.

One car is crushed under the dangling one, and 3 or 4 others are on the other side of the bridge, near woods.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

Ouch. 80 mph, train cars tumbled off the train trestle onto a crowded freeway, during rush hour.



80 MPH??

State law mandates a maximum of 50 MPH for all trains in Washington St.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

State can mandate anything it wants trains are controlled by the Feds.

Lots of people don't understand that. Railroads have more rights than anybody but ships.


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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: nwtrucker

originally posted by: intrptr

Ouch. 80 mph, train cars tumbled off the train trestle onto a crowded freeway, during rush hour.



80 MPH??

State law mandates a maximum of 50 MPH for all trains in Washington St.


There seems to be confusion. I believe it was 18mph.

Right now the sitrep says report of fatalities but no confirmation.

ETA: fatalities now confirmed. Local reports are hinting at a vehicle on the tracks causing this.
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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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Dear God, praying for all involved and their families



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: mikell
a reply to: nwtrucker

State can mandate anything it wants trains are controlled by the Feds.

Lots of people don't understand that. Railroads have more rights than anybody but ships.



Not speed.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Did I hear correctly that this is a new line and this was the first run? Did they not do a trial run with an empty train?

This is awful! My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 12:11 PM
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The freeway system is dangerous enough as it is with all of the crazy motor-vehicle drivers!

This is either a freak accident or, as some have suggested, a sinister tampering of the lines.

If it had happened in Russia, we would have dash-cam video- it would be interesting to see the images of this event unfolding!

Here is a news clip:


If people can access the the bridge to tag it with graffiti, they can certainly perform malicious acts on the tracks themselves.
Is there no way of preventing something like this with sensors, fences, alien technology?



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 12:20 PM
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originally posted by: Ksihkehe

originally posted by: nwtrucker

originally posted by: intrptr

Ouch. 80 mph, train cars tumbled off the train trestle onto a crowded freeway, during rush hour.



80 MPH??

State law mandates a maximum of 50 MPH for all trains in Washington St.




There seems to be confusion. I believe it was 18mph.

Right now the sitrep says report of fatalities but no confirmation.

ETA: fatalities now confirmed. Local reports are hunting at a vehicle on the tracks causing this.


I'm not a physicist, but I highly doubt 18 MPH would have enough momentum to carry cars onto the I-5.
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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 12:22 PM
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Glad you’re nowhere near there Seattlerat!



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