An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Grand Rapids struck the rear of a parked Norfolk Southern Freight train earlier this morning on Chicago’s south side. As a result of the crash, some 45 passengers were taken to area hospitals, among whom six were seriously injured.
According to media reports, there were 187 passengers on the train. The six passengers suffering from critical injuries allegedly were Amtrak employees, according to Amtrak officials.
The train crashed because of human or mechanical failure – it was as yet undetermined. Fifteen ambulances were called to the scene to attend to the injured passengers. Fortunately the train was not moving full speed at the time. The train was moving fast enough however to end up on top of the train it crashed into.
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