NTSB says Chicago Amtrak engineer caused serious train crash

Chicago’s 2007 South Side Amtrak engineer found at fault for train crash.

Chicago, IL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) www.ntsb.gov released their findings related to the November 30, 2007, Amtrak train versus Norfolk freight train wreck on the South Side of Chicago. As reported by WGN, the Amtrak engineer failed to recognize a warning signal and collided with the Norfolk train.

The Amtrak train was found to be speeding because the engineers were running the locomotive 25 miles per hour faster than the warning signal allowed. The Amtrak engineers plowed into the back of the Norfolk freighter injuring 66 passengers and 5 railroad crew. The NTSB further concluded Amtrak failed to make sure the engineer was competent with the varying railroad signals used on different railway routes.

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