seattle - The train derailed in the north-west of the United States on Monday was driving too fast through a bend and then on a bridge over a highway. According to the authorities, the train should have braked before the bend and bridge and should travel no more than 50 kilometers per hour.
But the express train entered the bend at a speed of nearly 120 kilometers per hour, according to the National Council for Transport Safety (NTSB), according to the The Seattle Times.
Because of the accident about 80 kilometers southwest of Seattle, at least three people were killed and more than a hundred wounded. For the first time, the Amtrak train took the faster and refurbished route that runs over an old freight railroad, according to American media. The train collapsed from the bridge on a busy highway where it caused a collision. On the highway which has since been blocked many injured, but no deaths.