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