New high speed rail route had to reduce the travel time from Seattle to Portland. But the first flight of the Amtrak train turned into a tragedy.
The train derailed on a bridge over the highway. It consisted of twelve cars and two locomotives. Only one left on the bridge, others fell on the freeway. Now, reported three dead, 72 people were hospitalized, ten of them in serious condition. Passengers say the train is braked so sharply that people are literally thrown out of the chairs.
It is reported that the train was 78. The national Council for the US transportation security yesterday sent to the scene of the accident the expert group of twenty experts that will investigate the cause of the crash. According to recent reports, the train entered the bend at a speed of nearly eighty miles instead of fifty. Officials said all the victims will receive financial aid.
Bella Dinh-Zarb, a member of the National Council for transport safety, said: “Our assistance at traffic accidents are already working closely with officials on the ground, as well as Amtrak. We are trying to unite efforts to help the victims. Several of our investigators are on the scene of the accident Monday, the rest of the group will arrive in Washington tonight.”
Accident – another proof of the necessity of a reform of transport infrastructure, wrote in “Twitter” the President of the United States Donald trump. And reminded that his plan for the modernization of the American road and transportation requires a speedy approval.
Donald trump, the US President, expressed condolences to the victims in the accident. “We pray for the victims, he said. – The white house is closely monitoring the situation, we are constantly in touch with the local authorities. This disaster is another reason we must begin immediately to reform the infrastructure of the United States”.
The Amtrak train derailed yesterday. This is the first such accident in 2015, when the train of the same company crashed in Philadelphia. Then killed 8 people.