Amtrak Train Accident in Montana
According to the authorities, at least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, toppling several cars onto their sides.
This incident happened at 4 p.m. The accident scene is about 150 miles (241 kilometers) northeast of Helena and about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the border with Canada. Liberty County sheriff’s dispatcher Starr Tyler told The Associated Press that three people died in the derailment and many more are injured.
What Is Inside The Train in Amtrak train accident
According to the Abrams the train had about 141 passengers and 16 crew members on board. The train had two locomotives and 10 cars, eight of which derailed. A passenger told that “the car behind hers was tilted, the one behind that was tipped over, and the three cars behind that “had completely fallen off the tracks and were detached from the train.”
Situation After Amtrak Train Accident
The situation is very bad after the accident but the people that were available at the accident spot helped about 50 to 60 passengers who were brought to a local school. All passengers were very panicked at that time. Some people looked more disheveled than others, depending on where they were on the train. The passengers were taken by buses to hotels in nearby Shelby.
A grocery store in Chester, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the derailment, and a nearby religious community provided food to the injured passengers. The National Transportation Safety Board will send a 14-member team, including investigators and specialists in railroad signals and other disciplines, to investigate the crash, spokesman Eric Weiss said.
When Will Amtrak Trains Run Again?
Amtrak said that because of the derailment, the Sunday westbound Empire Builder will terminate in Minneapolis, and the Sunday eastbound Empire Builder train will originate in Minneapolis.