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Special Report! Mass Casualty Event: Amtrak Derail in Washington State Dangerous Situation One of the Cars Fell From an Overpass onto I-5 (Live Videos)

Monday, December 18, 2017 9:59
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MASS CASUALTY EVENT!

Injuries & casualties. A train derailed in Washington state, officials said, leaving at least one of the cars dangling from an overpass over a highway.

This is a developing news story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


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BREAKING NEWS: High speed Amtrak train derails off freeway overpass in Washington State in ‘mass casualty event’ on first day of service

  • An Amtrak train derailed near DuPont, Washington around 7:40am Monday
  • Authorities say there have been injuries and casualties, but have yet to release any numbers
  • It was the first day of a new service linking Seattle and Portland
  • The train was reportedly going about 80mph when it derailed over the side of a bridge crossing Interstate 5 
  • About 70 people were on board the train when it derailed

 

Multiple injuries and casualties have been reported after an Amtrak train derailed on the maiden voyage of a new high-speed service linking Seattle and Portland. 

Train 501 was going south when it derailed while crossing a bridge over Interstate 5 near DuPont, Washington around 7:40am Pacific Time, causing at least one car to fall onto the freeway below. 

Amtrak confirmed its train was involved but did not provide further information. It was the first day of the new Cascade service, which involved updating 14 miles of track.

‘We are aware of an incident involving Amtrak train 501,’ the rail operator said on Twitter. ‘We will update with additional details as they become available.’  

Right before the bridge, there is a sizable curve in the track and it’s believed that the train was going about 80mph at the time. 

About 70 people were on board the train, which can hold up to 250 passengers, according to the Washington DOT. 

Law enforcement officials say there have been injuries and casualties, but have not provided any figures yet. 

Emergency crews are treating the derailment as a mass casualty incident.

Passenger Chris Karnes told KIRO that at least seven cars derailed. He said the emergency doors were not functioning so they had to kick out the train windows to escape.

‘We had just passed the city of DuPont and it seemed like we were going around a curve,’ Karnes said. ‘All of a sudden, we felt this rocking and creaking noise, and it felt like we were heading down a hill. The next thing we know, we’re being slammed into the front of our seats, windows are breaking, we stop, and there’s water gushing out of the train. People were screaming.’

‘The tracks for this line were supposed to be upgraded to be able to handle higher speeds,’ he continued. ‘I’m not sure what happened at this juncture.’ 

Alex Rozier, a King TV reporter, told NBC News that he got off the train about 10 minutes before the derailment, after taking footage early on in the inaugural trip.

He said there were many people on the train for its first trip, including many rail enthusiasts. Passengers were given commemorative lanyards for the journey. 

The new service is supposed to make the journey between Portland and Seattle in 3 hours and 20 minutes, about 10 minutes faster than previous services. 

Amtrak service south of Seattle on the line is temporarily suspended. Service is continuing tothe north and east of the crash.

The derailment has also caused traffic chaos on Interstate 5, which is closed in both directions. 

The freeway is a heavily trafficked road, with even more Washingtonians expected to be on the road this week to do Christmas shopping in sales-tax-free Oregon.  

SOURCE Daily Mail


 

Fatalities reported after Amtrak train plunges off bridge onto I-5

(KOMO) — PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. – A southbound Amtrak train plunged off a bridge onto Interstate 5 south of Tacoma Monday morning, killing an unknown number of people and injuring others.

“We have fatalities and casualties,” said Detective Ed Troyer of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. “This is a regional mass casualty response.”

All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 are closed south of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Motorists are being warned to avoid the area.

Troyer said southbound I-5 is “closed everywhere” and that stuck cars will be moved off the freeway.

“I was just shocked,” said Peter Zimmerman of Olympia. “I couldn’t believe it. It was like something out of a movie.”

State transportation officials say the train derailed near Mounts Road, about 40 miles south of Seattle., at about 8 a.m. Monday.

Amtrak officials said the train was the No. 501, which operates between Seattle and Portland.

The train had just begun using a new route Monday morning. Lakewood city oficials had earlier expressed fears that the new route would cause serious accidents.

Amtrak service south of Seattle is temporarily suspended. Service from Seattle to points north and east is continuing to operate.

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This is a developing news story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

SOURCE KOMO News


Major emergency response for Amtrak train derailment in Washington State, ‘injuries and casualties’ reported

DUPONT, Wash. — An Amtrak train was dangling above Interstate 5 in Pierce County after derailing on its first day of new service, according to FOX8 sister station QFOX13.

Authorities including Pierce County Ed Troyer confirmed “fatalities and casualties.” He said there were major injuries, some people were taken to the hospital while others remained trapped on the train.

A Washington Department of Transportation camera shows an Amtrack train car hanging partway off an overpass bridge and resting on the highway. All southbound lanes are shut down.

The train was carrying passengers, many transportation officials set to embark on Amtrak’s new route to Portland, Oregon. The train derailed about 40 miles south of Seattle.

Chair of Pierce Transit’s advisory board Chris Karnes, who was on board the train, said on Twitter, “people are hurt.”

The derailment happened about 7:30 a.m.

SOURCE Fox 8 News

 

 

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  • Hayduke

    3….2….1…..

    This was a terroristic act by the Muslims!!! The planes got to be too big of a hassle and they moved to trains!!!! Something must be done!!!

    Come on, Trump!!! :eek:

  • Johann Needlesmuggler

    Mitch…Youre a bitch…and a very ignorant one. Muslims were the preplanned scapegoats of 911 and gullible idiots like you not only believed it…but still do. You are a dummy. Or a shill. Probably both. Trump is an elite puppet btw. I can’t really expect you to be able to discern that if you still think Islamic terrorism is real. Go watch the news sheep

    • Hayduke

      Should be, “Mitch…you’re a bitch”. If you are going to call people ignorant, it’s a good idea not to be a fucktard incapable of writing a sentence yourself. And by your comments, you are one stupid fucktard, bro. :smile:

  • The Troubles

    Wow…what are the odds. Hundreds upon hundreds of miles of railroad tracks, and out of all the places for a so called “De-railment”
    just happened to take place on an overpass, that straddles Interstate 5. Think about that for a moment. Let it sink in. :neutral:

    Keep in mind that traffic in the Pacific NW has limited options for movement and that I-5 is nearly the only North South corridor that can actually move traffic along. This was an accident? WTF? How can one tell? ………. :eek:

    Simple. Non stop news coverage brought to you by the fine folks whom are in fact controlling the media whores. :evil:

    –NWO idiots..sodomites and haters of humanity- :mrgreen:

  • beLIEve

    I would put money on this being a FAL$E FLAG…….a message….sent from one…FAC$HUN…of the $CUM at the top….

    to another…aka…….kosher nostra…..TURF War.

    NOTE the TOP VIDEO and the writing on the train overpass it “spells”……LAB RAT. :lol:

    Could this be a message to RAT$child ?

    There have been a number of TRAIN DERAILMENTS in the USA in the past year. :idea:

    Could DERAILMENT signify…..DERAILMENT of the…NEW whirled ODOUR AGENDA…aka…..things ‘aint progressing well ?

    It looks like an….AWFULLY NEAT….train WRECK to me. :lol:

    • beLIEve

      “DERAILED” near……..Du-Pont….. :lol:

      Du-Pont Chemical CorpoRATion being synonymou$ with…… CHEMICAL GENOCIDE of ManKIND.

      The train “overpass”…….

      OVERPASS…..being another name for BRIDGE……and…..BRIDGE…in FRENCH is…..Pont…….appears to have….

      :idea: LAB RAT :idea: ….written across the….PARAPET. :idea:

      Major Chemical Company Dupont “Poisoned Water Supply” for 50 Years
      And is now BEING SUED, AGAIN

      https://www.globalresearch.ca/major-chemical-company-dupont-poisoned-water-supply-for-50-years/5435454

      * * *

      It looks to me as if ….someone…is messaging the ……MURDEROU$ DuPont’$. :idea:

      * * *
      URBAN Dictionary……….DuPont

      It is no surprise that Dupont is a reference to being gay, which is exactly what this :idea: TINY GROWTH of DEVELOPMENT OFF INTERSTATE 5 is. :idea:

      Due to the proximity to the city, this makes Dupont nothing more than a bedroom community.
      All high schools are gross and clique oriented near Dupont.
      Leisure times includes going to Lakewood Mall or doing drugs.

      https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=DuPont

      * * *
      French to English TRANSLATION :!:

      See how “poussé du pont” is TRANSLATEd from French to English with more examples in context

      :idea: Il l’a juste poussé du pont. :idea: Translation = He just PUSHED him OFF THAT BRIDGE. :lol:

      http://dictionary.reverso.net/french-english/pouss%C3%A9%20du%20pont

  • Tedx

    This is why I have always opposed mass transit.

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