Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Amtrak, CSX Train Crash In South Carolina

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Faye Gross | 05 February, 2018, 06:13

A crash between an Amtrak train and a CSX freight train occurred near Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road around 2:35 a.m. Sunday.

Both people who died were Amtrak employees, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said. "They weren't supposed to be meeting like that, clearly". And it may be a time factor, but that's what it appears to me. The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that a team of investigators are en route to the crash site.

Burkett says he would like to see Amtrak upgrade technology so all trains can automatically slow down or stop on the tracks. CSX maintains all of the tracks and signal systems.

Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson said during a phone call with reporters Sunday afternoon that, "Our understanding is that the signal system was down and that we were being managed by the dispatchers and by CSX controlling the switches on this bypass".

The crash came just five days after an Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress collided with a garbage truck in western Virginia, killing one passenger and injuring several others. Local and Lexington County responders were the first to the scene, but they are pulling back as other agencies investigate.

Kempf, a father of three sons who lived in Savannah, Ga., spent 20 years in the Army, his brother said.

Railroad advocates point out that trains remain far safer than cars, which killed 37,000 people a year ago across the country.

She said they woke up to the crash.

This is the second fatal Amtrak crash in a week and the third in the last few months.

At least three patients were hospitalized in critical or serious condition, with almost all the rest treated for minor injuries such as cuts, bruises and whiplash, authorities said.

Passenger Derek Pettaway told CNN that he was travelling south from Philadelphia to Orlando in a sleeper cabin when he was jarred awake by the impact of the crash.

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Authorities said it was not immediately clear why the two trains collided near Cayce, South Carolina. "When it was happening, it was quick".

That isn't the case for the next vehicle, which was violently bent in half, jutting off the track while still relatively connected to the cars in front and to the rear of it.

It was in the panic that followed, Larkin said, that he heard screams and crying all around him as passengers sought to leave the crumpled train. Some were leaving the shelter, and others were coming in, after release from the hospital. Most passenger trains, he said, are run by a single engineer in the locomotive working a shift that could be as long as 12 hours.

There were at total of nine crew members and approximately 139 passengers on board. "More information will be provided as available".

Amtrak Train 91 runs on the Silver Service/Palmetto line between NY and Miami, according to the companys website.

How Many Fatalities and Injuries Have Been Reported? An emergency response plan has been activated to provide full support.

While law enforcement kept onlookers at bay, one area man used his drone to capture footage of the wreckage in Lexington County. Her injuries were minor, but waiting for help in the dark was terrifying, she told Neblett.

Palmetto Health hospitals confirmed they have received a total of 62 patients: 59 adults and 2 children.

The red-cross pointed out its own skilled volunteers as well as personnel were also taking action.

"I know it's a Sunday morning and a lot of folks are going to church". "I think people were more in shock than anything else".

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