Facts and Statistics about Amtrak Train Derailment on May 12, 2015

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The Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed on May 12, 2015 at Port Richmond, Philadelphia killing at least 8 people and injuring over 200 People. Below we present several facts associated with the accident.

Name of Train: Amtrak Northeast Regional No. 188

Name of Railroad Engineer: Brandon Bostian

Source Station: Washington, D.C.

Destination Station: New York City

Date of Accident: May 12, 2015 (EDT), May 13, 2015 (UTC)

Time of Accident: 9:23 p.m.(EDT), 1:23 a.m.(UTC)

Location of Accident: Port Richmond, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The accident happened near the intersection of Frankford Avenue and Wheatsheaf Lane along a curved section of the tracks.

Speed at Time of Accident: 106 mph (171 km/h)

Number of Passengers: 238

Number of injuries: 200+

Number of Deaths: 8

Number of Crews: 5

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