A list of recent Amtrak derailments, crashes

Posted February 05, 2018

Officials said some 5,000 gallons of fuel leaked as a result of the collision, but it was under control and no threat to public safety.

The injured were all transported to local hospitals with injuries ranging from scratches and bumps to severely broken bones, according to Captain Adam Myrick with the Lexington County Sheriff's Office.

Once she is released from the hospital, Winston says she will have to figure out how to get home to Tampa.

A passenger train collided with a freight train in the U.S. state of SC, killing at least two people. He said they both were okay. But she says she's never felt unsafe while riding with Amtrak.

He says their early into their probe, and they're just trying to collect any evidence that they could lose immediately.

Passenger Derek Pettaway told CBS News that he was sleeping when the train began "shaking violently" before coming to a sudden halt.

McMaster said there were 147 people on the train, and eight of those were Amtrak employees. The injuries ranged from minor to serious, according to South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

"The cafe auto, which was located just in front of our vehicle, was completely folded in half", he said.

An Amtrak derailment in December 2017 left three people dead and more than 100 injured.

Neblett said he lives in Charlotte, NC, which is where he was when he got the call about the train collision and rushed to pick up his mother.

The National Transportation Safety Board was at Sunday's crash site and will investigate the cause of the wreck.

SOUTH CAROLINA- Law enforcement pointed out it was not clear at this time why the pair of trains clashed close to Cayce, Southern Carolina.

The Savannah, Georgia-bound train departed from New York City, Amtrak officials said.

President Donald Trump was briefed on the crash, his deputy press secretary said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected by this incident", Walters said.

- May 12, 2015: Amtrak Train 188 was traveling at twice the 50 miles per hour speed limit as it entered a sharp curve in Philadelphia and derailed. Just a few days back i.e. on 31st January 2018 at 11:20 am ET, an Amtrak carrying the Republican Members of Congress alongwith their staff for a Political Retreat, collides with a Tractor/ Trailer in Virginia.

Investigators looking into the crash are focusing on the actions of the driver of the truck, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.