Following the deadly derailment in Washington state last month, Amtrak has experienced yet another incident. On Wednesday night, an Amtrak train from Miami to New York derailed in Savannah, Georgia, possibly due to the harsh weathering conditions from the passing winter storm.
As of the moment, no injuries or deaths have been reported, but there is damage to the train. The Associated Press reports the following:
“Three cars on an Amtrak train carrying more than 300 passengers on a route from Miami to New York derailed in snow-covered Savannah after a fierce winter storm, but no injuries were reported.
Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said Silver Meteor train 98 was backing slowly into the Savannah station about 10 p.m. Wednesday — hours after the storm clobbered the Southeast coast — when two sleeper cars and a baggage car derailed.
“All three cars — a baggage car and two sleeper cars — are fully upright,” Abrams said in an email statement early Thursday to The Associated Press.”