Victims Still Recovering On One-Year Anniversary Of Dupont Amtrak Train Derailment Disaster

Posted on Dec 17, 2018

dupont amtrak train derailmentAttorney Chris Davis of Davis Law Group represents multiple victims of the December 18, 2017 Amtrak 501 train derailment in Dupont, WA and the February 4, 2018 Amtrak collision in South Carolina.  One year after the horrific accident victims are still trying to recover from physical and emotional scars.  

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At the time of the accident, 77 passengers, 5 Amtrak employees, and a technician were on the train.  Of these individuals, 3 passengers were killed, and 62 passengers and crewmembers were injured. Eight individuals in vehicles on the highway were also injured. The damage has been estimated to be more than $40.4 million.

The National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report (RRD18MR001-prelim) on January 4, 2018.  And the agency also released an investigative update on January 25th.  Then in July they conducted a two-day investigative hearing. The public hearing was held at the NTSB’s Board Room and Conference Center explore issues involved with the December 18, 2017, derailment in DuPont, Washington, and the February 4, 2018, collision with a freight train near Cayce, South Carolina. 

On December 13, 2018 the NTSB announced that the DuPont railroad accident investigation is about two-thirds complete.  A final report will be delivered in a public meeting sometime in 2019.