On Monday, December 17th, in its inaugural ride on a new higher-speed route between Seattle and Portland, an Amtrak train derailed sending 14 train off the tracks, and some off an overpass, crushing the steel train cars and trapping traffic underneath.
CBS News reports that the crash left at least three people dead and roughly 100 injured. Federal investigators have also confirmed that the train was speeding at 80-mph in a 30-mph zone of the track when it derailed. At least 36 people have remained hospitalized Wednesday with 17 listed as being in serious condition, hospital officials said.
Being a victim of an accident can be an emotionally devastating time, especially if your family suffers the loss of a loved one, or you sustain serious injuries. Through AFSL’s comprehensive strategies and practices, our compassionate attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of such tragic events receive the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one was affected by the Tacoma Amtrak derailment contact the personal injury advocates at Azrael, Franz, Schwab and Lipowitz for a consultation today.