AMTRAK Crash Video from Chicago Freight Yard November 30, 2007

AMTRAK 371 rear ends a Norfolk Southern Freight Train (Police/freight yard camera).

Same security video of AMTRAK train crash in Chicago on November 30, 2007 — includes aftermath still photos.

Amtrak train from Grand Rapids, Michigan carrying 187 passengers rear-ended a stationary 20-car Norfolk and Southern freight train. The Amtrak engine came to rest on top of a flatbed freight car at about 11:30 a.m. November 30, 2007 near 52nd Street and South Shields [MAP/SAT].

Extrication operations involved cutting steel of the Amtrak locomotive around two Amtrack employees, who were the most seriously injured. In total, 71 crew and passengers were injured and transported to 12 area hospitals. Five people were seriously hurt, but most patients were released and did not stay in the hospital overnight.

View Larger Map  of Amtrak 371 Train Crash Scene November 30 2007.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating whether human error or track-signal malfunction caused the crash.

Keywords: Amtrak, freight, Norfolk Southern, passenger freight collision