At least six people were killed when an Amtrak train carrying 77 passengers and seven crew members derailed on its maiden voyage along a new high-speed route Monday.
The Amtrak train, with 82 passengers and crew, was on the first day of a new route in Washington State.
"We had just passed the city of DuPont and it seemed like we were going around a curve", passenger Chris Karnes - the chair of the Pierce Transit Community Transportation Advisory Group (CTAG) - told local CBS News affiliate KIRO-TV.
'Next thing, we're being slammed into the front of our seats.' People kicked out windows to escape, he said.
The Pierce County Sheriff's office says in a tweet that the train was heading south bound and that there were "injuries and casualties", but no numbers were immediately available.
"Alicia and I met them as fast as we could, made sure that they were OK, made sure that they weren't bleeding out and escorted them down to the freeway", where first responders could reach them, he said.
An Amtrak train has derailed on an overpass in Washington state.
The new service came after tens of millions of dollars were invested to modify a part of the tracks on the line, improve signalling and add newer locomotives.
"Let me begin by expressing our deepest sympathies and most heartfelt prayers to the victims of the train derailment in Washington state", Trump said. The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team of experts to investigate the incident.
He said he and Hoverson climbed inside the trains and moved wreckage out of the way to find passengers who might be stuck inside. "We got off after shooting the video".
"Amtrak 501, emergency emergency emergency, we are on the ground", he said, according to an audio recording of the call.
The train was reportedly travelling at more than 80 miles per hour when it derailed.
Earlier this month, Don Anderson, the mayor of the town of Lakewood, which lies along the new route, had warned that the rails were dangerously close to highways and pedestrian crossings. "I saw a little bit of both", Konzelman said. "Come back when there is that accident, and try to justify not putting in those safety enhancements, or you can go back now and advocate for the money to do it, because this project was never needed and endangers our citizens" Anderson said.
At the time, analysts said positive train control technology could have prevented the accident.
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