An Amtrak train was on its way back to New York from Washington when it crashed. The Amtrak train crashed while passing through Philadelphia. The train was moving at over 100 mph when it hit a curve and crashed. The speed limit for that area was 50 mph. Eight people ended up dying as a result of the crash and over 200 people were injured.
There is an investigation to figure out what caused the crash. Unfortunately, the FBI isn’t sure what caused the train to crash. It was suspected that something hit the window of the train, but investigators aren’t sure if that was the cause of the accident. Investigators have ruled out a weapon hitting the window. Despite not knowing what hit the window, investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the train to derail on May 12, 2015. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, someone told the investigators that she overheard an Amtrak engineer talking to another engineer about the trains being hit. When the investigators listened to the tapes, they didn’t hear the engineer say anything about the train being hit.