Over the past 24 years, serious train crashes or derailments have killed or injured dozens of people across the country. Here is sampling of notable incidents.
The fatal Amtrak train derailment in Washington Monday follows a series of serious train crashes that have caused numerous deaths and injuries nationwide.
Over the past 24 years, train crashes or derailments have killed or injured dozens of people from coast to coast, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and media reports.
At least three more people died after cars of the Amtrak’s Cascade line went off the tracks onto Interstate 5 near Lakewood and Olympia Monday morning, according to Washington officials. Aside from the dead, about 80 additional people suffered injuries ranging from minor scrapes to life-threatening wounds in the crash.
Here is a recap of notable train crashes and derailments across the country: