What Is The Probable Cause Of The Amtrak Cascades Accident?

Preliminary reports regarding the Amtrak Cascades derailment indicate that excessive speed was likely the cause of the accident.  Sources say that the recommended speed limit for the curve.  However, some passengers reported that they believed that the train struck an obstruction on the track.  
 
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation ‘Go Team’ will determine the probable cause of the Amtrak Cascades accident.  Based on media reports, preliminary NTSB statements, and past investigations, probable causes may fall into the following categories:
 
Sabotage 
Terrorism
Human Factors
Train Speed
Mechanical Failure
Signal or Train Control Failure
Track Conditions 
Route Obstructions
Trestle Conditions
 
For more detailed information about the disaster, read AMTRAK CASCADES DERAILMENT DISASTER: A Legal Guide For Accident Victims/Survivors by the Amtrak train accident attorney team at Davis Law Group.  
Chris Davis
Award-winning personal injury attorney and founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, Washington.