Published On: Mon, Feb 5th, 2018

South Carolina Deadly Train Crash: Amtrak Boss Blames Railroad CSX Or Accident

Amtrak faced a high profile crash on Sunday in South Carolina when a passenger train collided with a stationary freight train which left two dead and several people are injured while this is the third crash in less than seven weeks.


The leading supplier of rail-based freight transportation has blamed by the Amtrak boss for the crash which has took two lives while at least 100 people are injured on Sunday.

A passenger train ran on a wrong track and hit a stationary train due to wrong switch diverted which was the responsibility of the CSX in South Carolina.

It is reported by the officials that the Amtrak Train 91 was traveling to Miami from New York with 136 passengers while there was also nine crew members in train.

When it hit the CSX Corp freight stationary train which was stand by on side track line and dozens of people are injured who are transferred to nearby hospitals while investigation has started to know the really reasons of this deadly crash.

This is the third crash of Amtrak trains in less than seven weeks which has raised many questions about the services while after crash.

Now Amtrak President and Chief Executive Richard Anderson said that CSX which is a lead supplier of rail-road transportations, is the responsible for the crash because it has the responsibility of tracks and signals and one of them was switched wrongly which sent the Amtrak train on wrong side.

Due to the deadly crash on Sunday about 2:35 a.m. in South Carolina which has took two lives and more than 100 people are injured when a passenger train hit a stationary freight train while Amtrak and CSX prayed the condolences to those families who have lost their loved ones.

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