Friday, May 15, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In a surprising revelation, the National Transportation Safety Board said a projectile appears to have hit the windshield of an Amtrak passenger train before it derailed Tuesday night, killing eight passengers and severely injuring dozens. According to one witness, it happened shortly after a second train reported being hit by a rock or bullet near the same location.
SOURCE PHILLY.COM…Just before Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak derailment, both a SEPTA commuter train and another Amtrak train in the same corridor were hit by projectiles, one which crashed through the engineer’s window. An Amtrak spokesman could not be reached regarding Amtrak Acela Train 2173, which passengers said was struck at about 9:05 p.m. A SEPTA train was struck by a projectile at about 9:10 p.m., according to a SEPTA spokeswoman, who said there is no indication the incident is connected to the derailment, which happened at about 9:30 p.m. Amtrak’s Acela 2173 was traveling southbound when it was hit on the left side between 9:05 and 9:10 p.m., about five minutes before it entered 30th Street Station, according to 29-year-old passenger Madison Calvert. Calvert said once at 30th Street Station, Amtrak police boarded the train, documented the damage and decided it was safe for the train to continue. Kam Desai, one of Calvert’s coworkers who was also on the train, said the sound of the impact was “huge.” “It was really loud,” he said. “It’s pretty thick glass. For it to get shattered, at that point it’s pretty hard impact.”
Another passenger on the Amtrak’s Acela 2173 train, who asked to not be named, said he thought the train was hit at about 9:09 p.m. in the vicinity of St. Christopher’s Hospital, which is located at Whitaker and Erie avenues, less than two miles from the site of the derailment. SEPTA northbound Train 769, en route to Trenton on tracks on the Northeast Corridor beside the Amtrak rails, was approximately four miles from the derailment site when it was struck at about 9:10 p.m. SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams said an “unknown projectile” broke the engineer’s window.
If the new theory of bullets hitting the windshields of the 3 trains in Philadelphia last Tuesday is true there is a location at N Front St in Philadelphia that would be ideal for a sniper to hit the lower and left side of the oncoming conductors windshields, this location is the parking lot of St Christopher’s Hospital which sits right along the side of the railroad tracks, see map CLICK HERE.
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