What is going on with this?
The troubling string of Amtrak crashes
An Amtrak train en route to Miami from New York collided with a freight train early Sunday morning in South Carolina, killing two individuals and adding another tragic entry to the list of recent Amtrak derailments and crashes, per the AP.
The list, per the AP: […]
Summary: 12 accidents since 2011 (including last weekend’s), killing 23 and injuring hundreds.
There was much criticism of China’s lax safety standards and official opacity after a high-speed train collision in the city of Wenzhou killed 40 people in 2011. The fact that the US has suffered more than half that number of casualties in low-speed train accidents since 2011 should occasion a certain amount of concern.