NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Passengers are recalling the terrifying moments when their Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia.
Northeast Regional Train 188 was due to arrive at Penn Station from Washington, D.C., at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday. It derailed shortly after 9 p.m., killing at least seven people, injuring dozens more and plunging screaming passengers into darkness and chaos.
Beth Davidz of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was heading home after spending the day of work in Philadelphia and was reading the paper when the train suddenly shuddered.
“You just felt like maybe it was going to tip, you just need to like hold your water and then suddenly you knew that the car was falling over and it was just kind of a chaos of darkness and being hit by things,” Davidz told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck. “The car had actually flipped over on its side.”