Amtrak Suffers Another Deadly Crash in Philly
There’s more blood on the tracks. A train bound for Savannah from New York City crashed into a backhoe just south of Philadelphia yesterday, killing two Amtrak employees aboard the digger and injuring 35 passengers. The crash follows last year’s speeding-train derailment in the City of Brotherly Love, which claimed eight lives and injured 200. Normal train service along the Northeast U.S. corridor is expected to resume today as federal investigators begin piecing together why the backhoe was on the tracks, and how its presence went unnoticed.