• News
  • Global News

Amtrak Train Collided With Train, 2 Dead, 70 Injured

Amtrak Train Collided With Train, 2 Dead, 70 Injured

Dr. Steve Shelton, the director for emergency preparedness at Palmetto Health system, said at a news conference this morning they had received 62 patients across its three facilities.

More than 50 people injured were taken to hospitals, Lexington County police said.

The two employees who died were 54-year-old Michael Kempf, the train engineer, and 36-year-old Michael Cella, who was the train conductor, ABC reported.

The lead engine of the Amtrak service from NY to Miami was derailed, as well as some passenger cars. No one was on the CSX train, local authorities said.

Right now all trains must have it by the end of 2018.

Sumwalt said he didn't know why this particular train didn't have PTC. The Amtrak train had verbal approval from CSX to proceed on the track. "CSX controls the dispatching of all trains, including directing the signal systems which control the access to sidings and yards", the statement said.

The CSX train was stationary, Mr. McMaster said, and appeared to be on the correct track. "But I defer to those who are experts in that and do have the correct information, but it appears that Amtrak was on the wrong track".

It's next stops were Southern Pines and Hamlet before heading into SC.

Fakorede said her cousin described what the crash felt like. Richard Blumenthal of CT said the nation's railroads must be made safer, declaring, "Business as usual must end".

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it was sending a team to the site of the crash, and Amtrak said in a statement early Sunday afternoon that it was fully cooperating with the safety board.

John Stamos weds after hotel robbery drama
In December, the cute pair revealed they were expecting their first child together . It's just taken me a lot longer than I anticipated. "The (pregnancy) happened.

The Amtrak train with 139 passengers and eight crew members aboard was travelling between NY and Miami when it collided with the CSX freight train and derailed, Amtrak said in a statement on its website on Sunday.

The collision also resulted in two leaks of fuel from the trains. The CSX train was empty of people, authorities said. Investigators said a series of safety lapses caused the collision.

President Donald Trump was getting regular updates on the accident while at his resort in Florida, according to White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters. "Thank you to our incredible First Responders for the work they've done".

People there are offering comfort and a warm place to stay for the passengers on the train, many of them coming straight from the hospital. "Our first responsibility is to take care of the victims' families and those in the train when the accident happened".

"I thought that I was dead", said passenger Eric Larkin, of Pamlico County, North Carolina, who was dazed and limping after banging his knee.

"Nobody was panicking, people were in shock more than anything", he said. More than 31 million riders previous year reached more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces, the company said. Stranded passengers are being sheltered and fed at a nearby school.

Sunday's was one of several fatal incidents involving an Amtrak train in the past few weeks.

The coroner's office of Lexington County in SC confirmed the two people who were killed were Amtrak personnel. There were eight crew members and about 139 passengers, Amtrak said.

McMaster said he had been told the Amtrak train was traveling at about 59 miles per hour (95 kph) on impact.

Just four days ago, a lorry driver was killed when his vehicle was hit by a train carrying lawmakers in Virginia.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • MSU investigation 'top priority' for Michigan Attorney General

    MSU investigation 'top priority' for Michigan Attorney General

    The investigation accounted for 11 of the 16 players reportedly accused of sexual assault on Dantonio's watch since 2007. Also Friday, USA Gymnastics confirmed Friday that its entire board of directors would resign as requested by the U.S.
    Jury finds Ronald Gasser guilty of manslaughter in Joe McKnight shooting

    Jury finds Ronald Gasser guilty of manslaughter in Joe McKnight shooting

    Prosecutors told jurors Friday that the evidence shows Gasser angrily pursued McKnight and shot him from inside his own vehicle . The confrontation ended at an intersection, where McKnight exited his auto , approached Gasser's passenger window and was shot.
    Supreme Court stays execution of inmate who lawyers say is not competent

    Supreme Court stays execution of inmate who lawyers say is not competent

    Prosecutors said Madison shot Schulte in the back of the head after he responded to a call from Madison's girlfriend. In November, the US Supreme Court agreed with a state court ruling that Madison was mentally competent.
  • Iranian Women Go to Jail for Removing Their Hijabs in #Girlsofrevolutionstreet Protest

    Iranian Women Go to Jail for Removing Their Hijabs in #Girlsofrevolutionstreet Protest

    Despite the fear of reprisals, millions of women in Iran defy the restrictions on a daily basis. She protested for about ten minutes before getting arrested by plainclothes officers.
    Google's $1.1 billion HTC deal closes w/ more research, marketing, distribution planned

    Google's $1.1 billion HTC deal closes w/ more research, marketing, distribution planned

    The deal means that over 2,000 HTC engineers and designers will be moving under the Google umbrella. Google is known to rely on more than one OEM for its Pixel phones .
    Democrat Joe Kennedy to respond to Trump's union speech

    Democrat Joe Kennedy to respond to Trump's union speech

    The unmistakable sound of nothing. "I can not in all good conscience be in a room, with what he has said about so many Americans". ABC News , CBS News , and NBC News will all support their TV coverage of the addresses with digital streams on YouTube .
  • Russian pilot killed after plane downed in Syria: defense ministry

    Russian pilot killed after plane downed in Syria: defense ministry

    It is not known who shot down the plane, but jihadist group al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has a presence in the area. The authenticity of the video could not be independently confirmed but it corresponded to events reported by the AP.
    Cold day today, snow planned next week

    Cold day today, snow planned next week

    A wind chill advisory will remain in effect until 10 AM this morning, with wind chills forecast to be 20-25° below. Snow may very well mix with and changeover to rain, especially from the Lehigh Valley and points south and east.
    Apple responds to USA  investigations over iPhone battery slowdown

    Apple responds to USA investigations over iPhone battery slowdown

    Apple told Bloomberg that it has indeed " received questions from some government agencies", and that it is "responding to them". Apple has since apologized for not being more forthcoming and is replacing batteries on older iPhones for $29, a $50 discount.
  • Today is Bell Let's Talk Day

    Today is Bell Let's Talk Day

    Instead, the campaign highlights everyday people who successfully manage their lives despite a mental health diagnosis. Early intervention is vital and you need to be able to talk to do that".
    Li beats McIlroy to win in Dubai

    Li beats McIlroy to win in Dubai

    Two hours later, dejection was writ large across McIlroy's face as Li celebrated the finest win of his fledgling career. The biggest move on day four arrived from Scotland's Richie Ramsay, who claimed a share of sixth courtesy of a 64.
    Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies

    Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies

    He left the country in 1976 for Switzerland in protest of his homeland's crippling taxes - the highest in the world at the time. It was the start of what became IKEA , now with 403 stores across the globe, 190,000 employees and $47 billion in annual sales.
  • EBay is dumping PayPal after 15 happy years together

    EBay is dumping PayPal after 15 happy years together

    For the March quarter, PayPal said it expects profit of 53 cents a share, a penny below consensus estimates of 54 cents. Shares of PayPal Holdings, Inc .(NASDAQ: PYPL ) have seen a movement of -0.63% in the most recent session.
    A dinosaur as big as a bus found in Egypt's western desert

    A dinosaur as big as a bus found in Egypt's western desert

    The lower jaw bone of the new titanosaurian dinosaur , Mansourasaurus shahinae , as it was found. Unlike the exposed, rocky regions that make dinosaur hunting easy in the U.S.
    Strava tracking data reveals locations of secret military bases

    Strava tracking data reveals locations of secret military bases

    The issue was first raised by Nathan Ruser , a 20-year-old worldwide security student at the Australian National University. Scott Lafoy, an open-source imagery analyst, told CNN it's too early to truly assess how useful the data is.
  • Amazon releases Super Bowl ad, Alexa loses voice — GeekWire

    Amazon releases Super Bowl ad, Alexa loses voice — GeekWire

    Users who want to disable SMS features can do so by going to their contact card in the Alexa app and toggling it off. Last year, Amazon also introduced a feature that would allow Echo users to call and message for free.
    (Yonhap Interview) Schroeder voices support for inter-Korean talks

    (Yonhap Interview) Schroeder voices support for inter-Korean talks

    South Korea may decide to ship refined petroleum to North Korea to power an inter-Korean cultural event next week. Russian Federation has denied re-exporting North Korean coal by saying that it abide by the norms of global law.
    Jamie Vardy rubbishes Chelsea move

    Jamie Vardy rubbishes Chelsea move

    It was a fine finish in his first appearance and no more than Puel's side deserved following a scintillating start. Vardy, 31, has been linked with Everton and reigning Premier League champions Chelsea .

Breaking News



Recommended

3 jawans dead in avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir

At least three soldiers were on Friday killed after an avalanche hit an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Officials said an avalanche hit the post of Army's Rajputana battalion near Sonpundi post in Machil sector around 4 pm.

Spurs can't compete with 'big six' rivals off the pitch - Pochettino

Jamie Carragher has said Van Dijk needs to lose weight and it will be interesting to see if Klopp brings him back in this weekend. If not, and Eriksen creates himself a foothold from which to dictate the game, Spurs may well leapfrog them into third.

Yemen separatists surround presidential palace in Aden

Aden residents claimed that the STC fighters overpowered Hadi's forces in central Aden's Crater and Tawahi districts. The official declined to say whether the prime minister was to leave Aden .

Was the BBC right to axe Brendan Cole from Strictly?

There had been speculation that Brendan would not return to the series following backstage clashes with the judges. Cole received many messages of thanks and support, with some saying the show would not be the same without him.

Don't miss the 'super blue blood moon' on Wednesday

If you would rather watch it from the comfort of your home, NASA will be streaming a live broadcast while it occurs. This is very rare and there's no saying when it'll happen again , so you better look out your window tomorrow night.

Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) Declines 0.93% for Jan 29

The indicator is non-directional meaning that it gauges trend strength whether the stock price is trending higher or lower. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time.

Janelle Monae Introduces Kesha With a Powerful Message About the #MeToo Movement

Luke , the producer whom Kesha accuses of raping and psychologically tormenting her. "We're honored to stand with you and welcome you, Kesha ".

Govt to ensure passage of Triple Talaq bill in Budget session

Mahajan made the appeal to leaders of various parties at a dinner hosted by her, a day before the start of the budget session. Modi also said that "the Budget Session is important and the entire world is extremely optimistic about India".

Grammy Awards kick off with Lorde nominated for Album of the Year

The singers paid homage to the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" movement, as they sang in unison before a chorus of women all dressed in white.

Republicans preparing to release controversial FISA surveillance memo Video

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have let the push in Congress to find out that information. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for "doing the dirty work" on behalf of Donald Trump's White House.