Fatal Amtrak Derailment
Early afternoon on June 27th, an Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed after colliding with a dump truck. The incident took place in Mendon, Missouri with approximately 275 passengers and 12 crew members on board. The truck was obstructing an intersection of the collision.
Over 150 people were taken to the hospital with injuries, four passengers and the driver of the truck did not survive the crash.
The Mendon Railroad, where the crash was located, is owned by one of the largest railroad companies in the United States, BNSF Railway. Locals stated that they have mentioned the issue of lack of signals and signs by the approach of the intersection to authorities, but no action has been taken.
The National Transportation Safety Board has started an investigation regarding the fatal collision.
This is the second fatal accident involving Amtrak this week. On June 26th, an Amtrak commuter train collided with a sedan in Northern California. There were six passengers in the sedan, three of them did not survive and two of the others were flown to local hospitals to be treated. Nobody on board the train was injured. This railroad also did not have any train signals to notify the drivers.
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