PHOTOS=> Philly Amtrak Engineer ID’d – Brandon Bostian From Queens
Brandon Bostian, inset, who was operating the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, has been an Amtrak engineer for four-and-a-half years, according to his LinkedIn profile. (Philly Voice)
ABC News reported:
The engineer driving the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night has been identified as 32-year-old Brandon Bostian.
The attorney for Bostian, a Queens, New York, resident, confirmed his identity to ABC News.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Bostian has worked at Amtrak for nearly nine years, the first half of which he spent as a passenger conductor before he became a passenger engineer in December 2010.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said today that the engineer suffered unspecified injuries and received medical care.
Bostian initially spoke with investigators Tuesday night. He was treated at a hospital and then released and transported to the Philadelphia Police Department. He later declined to provide a formal statement to police and requested a lawyer, which he now has. What he told police or other investigators was not released.
Brandon deleted photos from his Facebook page today.
Here one was photo from his Facebook page.
Brandon Bostian, 32, has been an engineer for Amtrak since December 2010.
20 year-old midshipman Justin Zemser was killed in the crash last night. Justin was going home on leave.