Amtrak

[9/16/19] Amtrak Victims Awarded Millions

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Three people who sued over a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state in 2017 have been awarded nearly $17 million by a jury for their pain and suffering. Amtrak had previously admitted negligence when its first paid passenger run on a new route from Tacoma to Portland, Oregon, plunged onto Interstate 5, killing three people […]

[9/5/19] Amtrak Trial Underway

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Attorneys for people injured in a deadly Amtrak derailment in western Washington in 2017 have told jurors in a civil case it’s up to them to decide how much compensation should be given to those who suffered broken bones, brain injuries and other trauma. The trial began Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma. The […]

[7/7/16] Amtrak Collision in Wenatchee

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Cleanup is going on today south of Wenatchee where a collision between an Amtrak train and a semi truck trailer at an uncontrolled crossing spilled about 23,000 pounds of dry calcium nitrate fertilizer last night. The Empire Builder, headed to Chicago with 161 people, was stuck on the track waiting for replacement engine to arrive. […]