It was only a few months ago that the city of Philadelphia was dealing with the aftermath of an Amtrak train derailment in the city’s Port Richmond section that killed eight and injured over 200 others. The derailment took place at a sharp curve just minutes after the train, which was traveling the Northeast Corridor from Washington D.C. to New York, departed 30th Street Station.
Yesterday, a second Amtrak train derailed, this time in Vermont, injuring seven.
Amtrak’s “Vermonter,” or Train 55, was traveling south from Vermont to Washington, D.C. when it struck falling rocks on the track and derailed, causing “non-life threatening” injuries to four of the trains 98 passengers and two of the train’s four crew members. The conductor, who was also injured, was treated and released. All remaining injuries have been treated and the total of those patients were released by this afternoon.
An investigation is still underway by Amtrak and the National Transportation and Safety Board, but it’s not suspected that error or recklessness is at play.
Vermont Governor, Peter Shumlin, expects the Vermonter to be up and running again within just a few days.
Messa & Associates filed a lawsuit in May in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of 35-year-old Trevor Beddoe, victim in the Philadelphia Amtrak derailment. The personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates are experienced in handling accident cases resulting in catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one have been affect by this or any other train or transportation accident, contact Messa & Associates by calling, toll-free, 877-MessaLaw, or by submitting a free online inquiry.
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