On December 18, 2017, an Amtrak train derailed near DuPont, Washington. The Amtrak train was making its inaugural run on the Point Defiance Bypass; the route was supposed to save 10 minutes off the trip. After the train derailed, three people were killed and dozens were injured. Timmy Brodigan broke his neck during the accident. He now requires a wheelchair to get around.
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A Missouri jury awarded $17 million to a girl who suffered brain injuries, a torn aorta, kidney damage, and several fractures as the result of a train accident.
On June 28, 2016, two trains barreled into one another near Amarillo, Texas. Each train was carrying two crew members. While one crew member was able to jump to safety, the three others tragically died.
The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week against the victim of a train-truck collision in the case of Brown v. Illinois Central Railroad Company.