Amtrak train derails due to unkempt tracks after rockslide

Working is hard enough without the risk of hazardous conditions causing you injuries, but sometimes hazards are hard to know about until it’s too late. This is especially true when you weren’t notified of an issue. If you have been in a collision as a result of a rockslide or mudslide, you know there are people responsible for responding quickly to these issues. If they are too slow or don’t come in time to prevent a crash, then you may have a case for compensation that your attorney can help you with.

A rockslide is exactly the problem that caused a collision on an Amtrak rail-line traveling from Vermont and through New Hampshire. According to the news, the passenger train had been traveling from St. Albans to Washington, D.C., when it suddenly collided with a rockslide. That forced the train to leave the rails, causing bumps and shifts in the cars as the train came to a sudden stop.

Many people in the train remained safe, but several were injured. A passenger reported being thrown up and down before the train finally came to a stop. Two of the passenger cars were suspended in the air, while the main engine ended up falling down an embankment.

Three crew members and four passengers were injured in the collision. One of the crew members was reportedly flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and no updates have been given on his condition. The other six people were treated and released from the hospital.

Source: Times Argus, “Seven injured as Amtrak engine, cars go off rails in Northfield,” Stefan Hard, Oct. 06, 2015