Two other trains were hit before Amtrak crash

2015_05 12 Two trains damaged

Investigators have asked the FBI to look at damage to the left hand lower portion of the crashed train’s windshield to try and determine if it was hit by a projectile as well.

Before Amtrak 188 crash occurred, there was nothing remarkable about its speed as it passed along its route.

  • Amtrak trains have multiple systems to alert the engineer of excess speed.
  • The engineer was in good health.
  • The engineer was taking no drugs.
  • The engineer is described as having been very conscientious.
  • The engineer survived the crash, but suffered a concussion.
  • He has no memory of the minutes before the train suddenly sped up.


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