Excessive Speed Cited in Washington Train DerailmentDecember 19, 2017
After an investigation administered by the National Transportation Safety Board, it has been determined that excessive speed is a factor in the fatal train derailment that occurred on Monday morning. Allegedly, when the train was traveling on the overpass of Interstate 5 in Dupont, Washington, it was speeding 50 miles over the 30-mile speed limit. Although officials remain uncertain as to what caused the Washington train derailment, the “positive train control,” which either increases or decreases the train’s speed, was not engaged when traveling on that part of the rails. About three victims from the train sustained fatal injuries while over 100 individuals incurred a range of personal injuries, including serious injuries for more than ten people.
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