News continues round the clock on the tragic train derailment in Philadelphia last night (May 12, 2015) as rescuers continue a search-and-rescue mission into the night for people still reported missing on the manifest. Reporters from around the world are reporting on the fact that the 32-year-old Amtrak engineer of Amtrak Train Number 188 was being interviewed by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators who have been working at the scene all day, the video can be viewed here.
Investigators located the black box and reported that the train was traveling at 106 miles per hour. Scenes of people helping people are emerging across social media channels and the news, heartbreaking scenes of the walking wounded from the seven cars on their sides, all have left the tracks. At least 200 have reportedly been treated at local hospitals in the Philadelphia area, some even transported by bus because of the number being so high. Many sad witness reports of lots of blood, panic, screaming, shock and being thrown about the train cars, the video can be viewed here.
No one should have to go through this type of tragedy. As investigators continue to examine the black box and interview key witnesses, a cause or causes of this tragedy will unfold. It also will be determined, likely in a court of law, as to if this was an avoidable tragedy.