Casey says he deliberately avoided speaking with those still in recovery mode, but talked with physicians about the challenges they faced.
Crews are investigating after a female crashed her vehicle into a home in Northeast Philadelphia.
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.
Philadelphia DA Seth Williams says once the initial probe is complete, they’ll determine whether criminal charges should be filed and who will prosecute.
Passengers along Amtrak’s northeast corridor will have to figure out other ways to get to their destination for a few more days.
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.
Police say four people were rushed to the hospital after a fiery collision in Northeast Philadelphia Thursday morning.
Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs and enrollment management at Medgar Evers College, has been identified as the fifth person killed in the crash.
The accident was reported Wednesday between Fort Washington and Virginia Dr.
“We saw a lot of rib fractures,” he said. “Almost everybody had rib fractures.”
Following an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that killed seven people and injured hundreds, a passenger shared his story of survival.
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.
“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.
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.
Some travelers just outside 30th Street Station got creative, and some strangers became friends.