An Amtrak train that was heading to New York City from Washington experienced a mechanical issue after two cars unfastened Tuesday morning while traveling at 125 miles per hour near Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Amtrak officials said that the two cars on Acela Express train 2150 broke apart while the train was in motion around 6:40 a.m. A statement was released on Monday by an Amtrak spokesman that the train was carrying 52 passengers at the time of the "mechanical issue,” however none of the passengers or crew members on the train were injured.
At the time of breakdown, the train was near the Harford County town en route to Penn Station at the time from which it was scheduled to head to Boston. An Amtrak spokesman said the passengers were transferred from the broken train to a train on the Northeast Regional Train.
An investigation is still underway as to why the two - Amtrak does not yet have an answer."We are currently investigating the cause of the car separation, inspecting every Acela trainset, and taking any necessary actions to prevent a reoccurrence," an Amtrak spokesman said in a statement.
This comes just days after a fatal Amtrak crash in South Carolina. An Amtrak passenger train crashed into a freight train near Columbia on Sunday, killing two Amtrak workers and leaving more than 100 people hurt.
On the 31st of January, an Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress to a party retreat crashed into a truck in Albemarle County, Virginia, causing minor injuries onboard, killing one passenger on the truck and injuring the driver and a second passenger, according to authorities. The incident happened west of Crozet, Virginia, about 15 miles from Charlottesville.