Amtrak Train Accidentally Leave The Tracks In Washington State, Injuring Few Passengers


On Sunday close Puget Sound in Washington state, an Amtrak train with more than 250 individuals on board accidentally leave the tracks, harming a few travelers, albeit nobody was believed to have been genuinely harmed, local fire authorities and the rail benefit said.

Amtrak said the locomotive and baggage car of train 506 on the Amtrak Cascades line, running between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Eugene, Oregon, left the tracks at Chambers Bay Bridge in Steilacoom, Washington, only south of Tacoma.

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The West Pierce Fire and Rescue office said the initial four cars of the 15-cars northbound train derailed. Pictures of the disaster area posted by local news media demonstrated the motor lying on its side a short distance from the shore of Puget Sound close to the Chambers Bay Marina.

The reason for the 2:30 p.m. mishap was under scrutiny, Amtrak said in an announcement.

No genuine losses were accounted for and none of the crew was harmed, few of the 267 travelers on the train endured minor wounds as indicated by Amtrak. The fire division said there were “no noteworthy wounds or fire amid the episode.”

“All travelers are being emptied, and crisis responders are on the scene,” the train benefit stated, including that travelers were being given alternate transportation.

According to reports authorities dispatched safeguard boats and a dive group to the area as a safety measure, yet there was no sign that anybody wound up in the water.

Firefighters likewise sent coasting oil-absorbent booms in the water if there should be an occurrence of a fuel spill, however none happened, the fire office said.