National Transportation Safety Board

[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 […]

[6/25/19] Train Crash Cause Determined

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The National Transportation Safety Board has published its final report on a deadly Amtrak derailment near Tacoma in 2017, with the agency’s vice chairman blasting what he described as a “Titanic-like complacency” among those charged with ensuring train operations were safe. The train was on its first paid passenger run on a new route from […]