BREAKING: Projectile Hit SEPTA Train Minutes Before Amtrak Train Derailed

Rescue workers climb into the wreckage of a crashed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 12, 2015. The Amtrak passenger train with more than 200 passengers on board derailed in north Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least five people and injuring more than 50 others, several of them critically, authorities said. Authorities said they had no idea what caused the train wreck, which left some demolished rail cars strewn upside down and on their sides in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood along the Delaware River. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

SEPTA officials say there is no connection…

Emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

A projectile hit a SEPTA train minutes before an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams confirmed.
Williams said investigators do not believe the SEPTA incident is related in any way to the derailment.

The projectile hit and busted the engineer’s window on a northbound SEPTA train that was headed to Trenton on tracks that run along the Amtrak rails, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. About 80 passengers were put on buses to continue their trip.
Less than five minutes later and approximately four miles away Amtrak train 188 went shuddered and went off the tracks at the Frankford Junction in Northeast Philadelphia, killing at least 6 people and injuring more than 140.

A full investigative team from the National Transportation Safety Board and multiple federal, state and local agencies remained at the crash site Wednesday.

Via: NBC Philadelphia 


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