An Amtrak train full of passengers derailed this morning at 7:40am, leaving cars dangling over an overpass near Seattle, WA. There have been multiple deaths and injuries.
"I was traveling to work this morning along I-5 and we came to a sudden stop," Greg Mukai told CNN. "We all tried to stop quickly to avoid running into each other to be honest. Once we all came to a stop I was able to look up and see, unfortunately, this scary thing of ... a train hanging off of the overpass. Lots of military personnel and people ran to try to help the best they could."
"We came around the corner and it had to have just happened...there were no police there yet. There was one link of the train off to one side and the other on the other side of the freeway. There were crushed cars underneath. There was an insane amount of fire trucks and ambulances heading towards us."
Amtrak said it is aware of the incident involving the 501 train which travels from Seattle to Portland, Oregon.
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