The lead investigator into Tuesday’s Amtrak crash in Philadelphia that left eight dead revealed the train sped for up to a full minute before the derailment, going 70 mph some 65 seconds before the crash, speeding up to 100 mph 16 seconds before the crash, then ultimately reaching 106 mph in a 50 mph curve zone.
The train’s engineer, Brandon Bostian, has agreed to speak to investigators in the next few days. Separately, an Amtrak dispatcher who was injured in the crash has filed suit against the rail network for $150,000.
Bruce Phillips is being treated at a hospital for a concussion, brain trauma, and spinal injuries. Read more.