Injuries were reported after an Amtrak train carrying 70 people derailed Monday morning in Washington state outside of Tacoma, causing at least one train car to fall off an overpass and onto an interstate highway, officials said.

Amtrak train 501 was traveling southbound from Seattle when it derailed along Interstate 5 about 7:30 a.m. “Injuries and casualties were reported,” Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said, though it’s unclear how many people that included.


A highway camera showed at least one train car toppled onto the road, causing a traffic jam. Photos tweeted by Washington State Patrol District 1 Public Information Officer showed one car detached and smashed on the ground. Another car was dangling from the overpass.

Source : Fox News