This morning, at approximately 2:35 am, a tragic collision between a freight train and an Amtrak passenger train occurred in Cayce, South Carolina. Cayce is located immediately adjacent to the state capital, Columbia, South Carolina.
News reports are still preliminary, but it appears that two individuals have sadly passed away while over 70 people have been transported to local hospitals in Richland County and Lexington County. The train, Amtrak 91, was operating from New York City to Miami, Florida.
Amtrak has announced that loved ones seeking information on passengers should contact their help line at 1-800-523-9101.
Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board will also be arriving at the scene this morning to investigate the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those injured in this morning’s derailment. Anytime we read about such accidents, it’s a sobering reminder of the fragility of life. When the accidents occur in your own backyard, it is even more so…
Stay safe out there, folks.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a railroad accident, contact the Columbia personal injury lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. for effective legal advocacy and help getting on the path to financial recovery. Since 1993, our lawyers have been committed to protecting the rights of injured people and helping them:
- Hold negligent parties accountable for harming them
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Call our firm at (803) 929-3600 or contact us online to set up a free, no obligations initial consult with one of our lawyers. During this meeting, you can find out more about your rights, as well as how we can help you.
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