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A train carrying 147 people has collided with a freight train in South Carolina, according to reports. Emergency responders are attending the scene.
The railroad corporation said that the lead engine and some of the passenger cars of the train had come off the tracks.
originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: Sublimecraft
i think accidents happen.
there are a #load of trains on the tracks at any given time and they require humans to operate and i think it is a miracle that more derailments dont happen
On December 18, 2017, Amtrak Cascades passenger train 501 derailed near DuPont, Washington, United States. It was the inaugural run on the Point Defiance Bypass, a new passenger rail route south of Tacoma, Washington. The bypass was intended to reduce congestion and separate passenger and freight traffic, and was designed for faster speeds and shorter travel times (saving ten minutes from Seattle to Portland) than the previous route used by Cascades
The deadly Amtrak crash in Washington state marked the railroad’s third fatal accident in as many years, putting the passenger rail operator under fresh scrutiny less than a month after safety regulators issued a scathing report.
originally posted by: Cygnis
Interestingly, it was about 3 hours from the time of the accident BEFORE it was starting to be reported on.
Accident happened at about 02:35EST, but didn't start hearing about it until almost an hour ago?
I know this is South Carolina, but 3 hours?