Officials from Amtrak say a train partially derailed and struck a bolder in Watrous, New Mexico.
According to the report, the train was carrying about 132 passengers and 14 crew members on nine totals cars. The report didn’t say if the bolder was on the tracks, however, it does say the train derailed partially. The collision caused some minor injuries but luckily everyone will live. The crash resulted in the trip being delayed by about 10 hours. A positive was that the train still had its power, heating, and plumbing services. Amtrak has not released any further details about the situation.
The trained resumed traveling the next day and continued to its location. It’s unclear if any of the passengers in the train was taken to the hospital, but we know EMTs were at the scene to treat injuries. There has been no word if the Amtrak train driver was under the influence or whether it was just an accident. It is highly likely that lawsuits will come from this situation but at this time no information has been released. We will keep you updated as the situation develops.
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