At the least four individuals have been killed by Amtrak trains before now week, with one of the critical latest incidents going down Tuesday in New York.
An Amtrak practice touring from Manhattan to Albany struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday in rural Columbia County, in response to Richard Mazzone, Troop K commander of the New York State Police.
Police stated the person, whom they didn’t establish by title, was discovered lifeless alongside the rail line. The official reason for dying stays beneath investigation.
This wasn’t the one Amtrak-associated fatality to happen this week.
On the opposite facet of the nation in Bellingham, Washington, an individual with a bicycle was struck by a passing practice Tuesday morning, Lt. Claudia Murphy of the Bellingham Police advised USA TODAY. The person, whose title shouldn’t be being launched, ignored a practice flagger attendant on-website in addition to the railroad monitor arms coming down, police stated.
There was additionally an Amtrak-associated dying in Bowie, Maryland, Monday night time, in accordance with Mark E. Brady, the chief public data officer for Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Division, in addition to one in Massachusetts. Ryan Walsh, the general public info officer for the Springfield Police Department, mentioned a grownup girl was pronounced lifeless after being hit by a practice.
Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods pointed shoppers to some sources for customers to coach themselves about railroad security.
Amtrak is working with constitutional authorities on the Maryland and Massachusetts incidents and is cooperating with the investigation in New York. Woods didn’t present further particulars concerning the Washington incident as of Tuesday afternoon.