Seventy-eight passengers and five crew members were aboard when the train derailed just before 8am, Amtrak said.
The Amtrak 501 train was the first high-speed commuter service to use the new track from Seattle to Portland, launched on Monday morning. Preliminary reports deny that the crash was the result of a maintenance issue. Some motorists were injured but none died, police said.
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It's believed the passenger train was going at least 128 km/h.
"I'm not sure what got hit". "There was some things that I hope nobody ever has to see". "Come back when there is that accident, and try to justify not putting in those safety enhancements, or you can go back now and advocate for the money to do it, because this project was never needed and endangers our citizens" Anderson said.
Konzelman, an Eagle Scout who said he knew a lot about first aid and being a first responder, tried to prepare himself mentally before entering the train cars today, he said today.
The two eventually made their way to a train auto where he said it appeared people had died. As the Northwest News Network's Austin Jenkins told Here & Now,"this is Interstate 5, the main north-south thoroughfare through Washington state - and for that matter, up and down the West Coast". "They're asking all drivers that can stay home to not drive at this time near this incident, as there are very few alternative routes".
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President Donald Trump on Monday used a multi-casualty train crash to plug his promise to invest in the nation's infrastructure.
"I shot this video on board the #Amtrak501 in the 6 o clock hour this morning", Alex Rozier said on Twitter.
He later added that his "thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in the train accident".
It's still not clear what caused the train to derail but the The National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
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