Sources: Train Reportedly Speeding When It Derailed - UPDATE: @ChuckCJohnson Spews Racism, Tries to Dox Engineer
The news of the day is the terrible Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia; and now reports are emerging that the train was traveling at more than twice the speed limit as it entered a sharp S-curve.
An automatic train control system designed to prevent speeding was not in place where Amtrak Train 188 crashed, killing seven people and injuring more than 200.
The train’s engineer, who has not been identified, declined to give a statement to police investigators and left the East Detectives Division with an attorney, police commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Wednesday.
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Affirmative action hiring low qualified blacks is more often to blame for train derailments than poor infrastructure. #Amtrak
Was #Amtrak crash a diversity derailment?
Over 40% of #Amtrak employees are black. They proudly talk about their diversity. Was it to blame here?
We need the name and race of the conductor. I’m offering $400 to first person to get it to me exclusively. #Amtrak
If the engineer won’t talk to anyone it’s time to dox him or her. #Amtrak
Name of engineer needed. $400 bucks. #Amtrak188