An Amtrak train derailed in Washington State Monday morning, and a train car fell onto a busy freeway.
WJLA reports that a high-speed Amtrak train traveling between Seattle and Portland derailed, and a portion of the train plunged from an overpass on to the Interstate 5 freeway.
Injuries have been reported, but authorities have not yet revealed if there are any fatalities.
Motorists have been cautioned to avoid the area near Mounts Road in Pierce County, south of Joint Base Lewis-McChord airforce base.
Amtrak train derailed just south of Dupont. Emergency vehicles came immediately. Happened about 50yd before I was involved in it. pic.twitter.com/jMMVFvngjr
— Gregors (@Gregor_WA) December 18, 2017
The news station reports that Amtrak had just rolled out the new high-speed service, after warnings from city officials that the new train service could cause accidents.
“I was just shocked,” Peter Zimmerman of Olympia told WJLA.
“I couldn’t believe it. It was like something out of a movie.”
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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