JUST IN=> Amtrak Train Bound for Penn Station BREAKS APART (PHOTO)
According to the New York Post, an Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart traveling 125 mph on Tuesday.
Photo credit: New York Post
New York Post reports:
A high-speed Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart as it was cruising through Maryland on Tuesday, sources told The Post.
The 2150 Acela was traveling from Washington D.C. to the Big Apple when the incident happened at about 11:20 a.m. The train was traveling at about 125 mph, according to the source.
“Someone could have been walking through the train when that happened and fell to their death,” said the source.
A photo shows the connector between two coupled trains broken and separated.
Amtrak officials confirmed the incident, but didn’t immediately have details.
Last week, an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers was involved in a deadly crash, killing one.
BREAKING: GOP train hit a truck on way to retreat. Sources say driver getting medical attention; members okay. Pic-> pic.twitter.com/99xmsGFEEs
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) January 31, 2018
A train carrying GOP members of Congress to a Republican retreat in West Virginia has collided with a dump truck.
I hope everyone involved is safe but there are reports of injuries outside of the train. pic.twitter.com/x9g1VnvXtT
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) January 31, 2018
— Jeff Denham (@RepJeffDenham) January 31, 2018
— Jack Durkin (@DurkinWeather) January 31, 2018
The driver of the truck that collided with the train died on scene.
BREAKING: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) tells me 3 passengers aboard the hit truck. 1 is dead. 2 injured. He and other lawmakers helped carry one of the injured truck passengers to an ambulance with local medical personnel.
— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) January 31, 2018