‘We need EMS ASAP’: recording captures moment of deadly derailment


A dramatic audio recording reveals a crew member breathlessly reporting Monday’s deadly derailment of an Amtrak train onto a highway in Washington state.

“Amtrak 501. Emergency. Emergency. Emergency. We are on the ground,” the unidentified male crew member says at the start of the 1 1/2-minute clip.

“We are on the bridge…on the freeway. We need EMS ASAP. It looks like they’re already starting to show up.”

Following a brief back and forth, a dispatcher calmly asks: “Hey guys, what happened?”

“We were coming around the corner to take the bridge over I-5 there, right north of Nisqually, and we went on the ground,” the crew member answered.

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