west columbia - The train accident that killed two passengers on Sunday in South Carolina and wounded 116 others was caused by a blocked switch.
The Amtrak intercity rail was therefore on the wrong track and then crashed near Columbia on a stationary and unmanned freight train.
How it is possible that the bill was not right, according to the local media is still being investigated. The incident sparked the discussion about the construction of security systems that can prevent such crashes.
The American railways have a bad name when it comes to investments to improve the safety of travelers. For Amtrak, this was the third accident in less than two months.