Accidents

(US Sen. Bob Casey, in file photo. Credit: CBS)

US Sen. Bob Casey Visits Hospital Where Amtrak Survivors Are Recovering

Casey says he deliberately avoided speaking with those still in recovery mode, but talked with physicians about the challenges they faced.

05/15/2015

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Driver Crashes Into Home In Northeast Philadelphia

Crews are investigating after a female crashed her vehicle into a home in Northeast Philadelphia.

05/15/2015

Train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Family Says New York City Woman Victim In Amtrak Train Derailment

The family says 47-year-old Laura Finamore had been coming back to New York from a memorial service for a college friend’s mother.

05/14/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

In Aftermath of Deadly Derailment, Officials Work To Clarify Legal Jurisdictions

Philadelphia DA Seth Williams says once the initial probe is complete, they’ll determine whether criminal charges should be filed and who will prosecute.

05/14/2015

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Amtrak Predicts Full Resumption of NE Corridor Service By Tuesday

Passengers along Amtrak’s northeast corridor will have to figure out other ways to get to their destination for a few more days.

05/14/2015

(A tractor-trailer delivers new rails and concrete cross-ties near the scene of Tuesday night's Amtrak train derailment.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

As NTSB Investigation Deepens, Works Begins to Reopen Northeast Corridor

Nearly all of the Amtrak cars that derailed Tuesday night near Frankford Junction have been transported to an undisclosed location for inspection by federal investigators.

05/14/2015

Four injured in crash in Northeast Philadelphia. (credit: CBS)

4 Injured In Fiery Crash In Northeast Philly

Police say four people were rushed to the hospital after a fiery collision in Northeast Philadelphia Thursday morning.

05/14/2015

Philadelphia Amtrak Train Derailment (credit: Chopper 3)

College Dean Of Students Killed In Philadelphia Train Derailment

Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs and enrollment management at Medgar Evers College, has been identified as the fifth person killed in the crash.

05/14/2015

Chopper 3 over the scene of the accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (credit: CBS3)

Pa. Turnpike Reopens After Accident In Montgomery County

The accident was reported Wednesday between Fort Washington and Virginia Dr.

05/13/2015

Temple University Hospital Doctor Herb Cushing. (credit: CBS)

Temple Health: Most Of Injured Passengers Have Been Or Will Be Released Wednesday

“We saw a lot of rib fractures,” he said. “Almost everybody had rib fractures.”

05/13/2015

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Man On Amtrak Train That Derailed: ‘I’m Counting My Blessings That I’m In One Piece’

Following an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that killed seven people and injured hundreds, a passenger shared his story of survival.

05/13/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Investigators: Train In Deadly Wreck In Philadelphia Was Going Over 100 MPH

An analysis by The Associated Press of surveillance video just before the deadly crash of an Amtrak train indicates it was traveling about 107 miles per hour as it approached a curve where the speed limit was only 50 miles per hour.

05/13/2015

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Drexel U. Expert: Track Condition Likely Not a Factor in Deadly Crash

“The energy intensity of this — I mean, trains jackknifed — something incredible, almost like a big bang, occurred there,” notes Dr. Joseph Martin, a professor of civil engineering at Drexel University.

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Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Officials: Amtrak Engineer Didn’t Speak To Police

Philadelphia police officials say the engineer of the Amtrak train that crashed, killing seven people and injuring more than 200, declined to provide a statement to investigators.

05/13/2015

(Allie, right, contracted with Michael to drive seven people in his SUV to Trenton.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

One Day After Derailment, Others Forced to Improvise Travel Plans to NYC

Some travelers just outside 30th Street Station got creative, and some strangers became friends.

05/13/2015