Amtrak passengers delayed after partial derailment en route to West Palm Beach

Legal News for Virginia Train Accident Attorneys. Bumps and bruises reported after Amtrak train partially derailed.

Virginia train accident lawyers- Amtrak train derailment left passengers with bumps and bruises in Fairfax County.

Fairfax County, VA—An Amtrak train partially derailed in Fairfax County, Virginia on Saturday night, January 23, 2010. The incident reportedly caused several people to suffer minor injuries, described as bumps and bruises, according to information provided by the Washington Post.

The 8:30 p.m. partial derailment allegedly occurred when the “two front wheels of an engine lost contact with the tracks”, according to an Amtrak spokesperson. The derailment happened near Cinder Bed Road, which is located south of Springfield. Train 97 was reported en route to West Palm Beach, Florida when the incident occurred. There were 712 passengers and 15 crew members aboard the “special train”, which was allegedly not in standard service at the time of the derailment.

Graham and Fairfax authorities allegedly noted that injuries reported only consisted of bumps and bruises. No one aboard the train reportedly needed transportation to area hospitals for treatment by responding doctors and nurses. The train engineer reportedly bumped his head when the locomotive derailed.

Amtrak allegedly planned to continue their commute to West Palm Beach after detaching the train that derailed. According to an Amtrak spokesperson, the train was traveling at an estimated speed of 69 mph. The cause of the locomotive derailment is currently unknown.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Virginia Train Accident Lawyers.