Menendez Statement on the Derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional 188

Menendez Statement on the Derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional 188


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez today released the following statement on the derailment last night of Amtrak Northeast Regional 188 in Philadelphia:

"As someone who regularly rides the Northeast Corridor to and from D.C., I am horrified by what happened. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the brave first responders who rushed to their aid.

“This hits especially close to home. There was a period of time last night when I didn’t know the whereabouts of my son, who was scheduled to be on an Amtrak back to New Jersey, and later found out he was on the next train and safe. Unfortunately, many New Jersey families this morning aren’t as fortunate as they search for loved ones and answers.

"It’s imperative that the cause of the derailment is fully investigated. I have already been on the phone with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and continue to closely monitor the situation."

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