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.
Now, the FBI has been brought in. Amtrak's northbound Train 188 derailed on the Northeast Corridor tracks, killing at least seven and injuring scores. The cause of the derailment is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Railroad Administration. At a news conference Friday evening, NTSB member Robert Sumwalt explained that investigators interviewed two assistant conductors from Amtrak Train 188. One said that shortly after leaving Philadelphia's 30th Street station, she heard an engineer from a local SEPTA commuter train report his train being hit. The NTSB later told CBS News it was looking into reports that a third train, Amtrak Acela 2173, was also struck by an object on Tuesday night.
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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