At least seven people were taken to a hospital after an Amtrak train headed from the Bay Area to Chicago and carrying about 175 passengers hit a vehicle and derailed in southwest Nebraska, authorities said.
Amtrak is suing a Nevada trucking company for negligence in the hiring of a driver who drove a semi-trailer truck into the side of a passenger train last week in a fiery crash that killed six and injured more than 20.
A judge handling the first lawsuit in a deadly Amtrak crash in Nevada issued a protective order Wednesday prohibiting the destruction or disposal of any evidence tied to last week’s fiery collision.
Robert Hill’s mind keeps returning to one image from the smoke-filled Amtrak passenger car: the elderly woman he tried, again and again, to coax down from the upper deck after he escaped the burning train.
Investigators struggled to piece together how a truck driver who plowed into an Emeryville-bound Amtrak train in the Nevada desert failed to notice crossing gates and blinking lights.
A semitrailer plowed into an Bay Area-bound Amtrak passenger train Friday in rural Nevada, killing the truck driver and at least one person on the train.