Posts Tagged 'amtrak 501'

$10 Million Verdict Awarded to Passenger Injured in 2017 Train Derailment

$10 million verdict in 501 derailmentWhen Donnell Linton boarded Amtrak Cascades 501, all he could think about was getting himself and his son to Oregon to go see his new grandchild. Instead, both he and his son would wind up ejected from the train during a derailment that killed three and injured dozens. The subsequent investigation into the incident would yield a host of troubling facts about Amtrak and the way it had developed its new ...

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New Details Emerge in Deadly Oregon Amtrak Crash

scathing details emerge in Amtrak 501 crashThe route was new and the engineers felt ill-prepared, but that didn’t stop Amtrak from opening the Point Defiance Bypass route near DuPont, Washington. In the end, Amtrak 501 would fly off an overpass and kill three passengers while injuring over 100 as it started a turn at more than twice the posted speed limit.

Amtrak engineers and conductors are starting to make their side of the incident known, and ...

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