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Washington / Train Derailment #1118987

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 18, 2017
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(Studio: John Berman) Breaking news on the derailment of Amtrak train 501 in Washington state on a new route with cars crashing onto the interstate highway introduced; aerial scenes shown.

(Washington: Kyung Lah) The train accident reviewed; aerial footage from Pierce County of the wrecked cars shown with 911 audio played. [Dec. 4, 2017, Lakewood Mayor Don ANDERSON†- says this project endangers citizens.] The medical condition of injured people with many sent to a military hospital to deal with traumatic injuries discussed.

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with National Safety Council president Deborah Hersman about the train accident; train wreckage shown. [HERSMAN - offers views on what questions the NTSB will deal with, how positive train control {PTC} technology works to back up the engineer to slow down the train, the issue of the cause of the derailment.]

Berman, John;
Lah, Kyung

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