When an Amtrak train flew off the tracks and onto a highway in Washington, it was a disaster. The 501 train fell off a bridge onto the interstate with 75 passengers on board. Three people were killed while many others were injured.
"We had just passed the city of DuPont and it seemed like we were going around a curve," passenger Chris Karnes told CBS. "All of a sudden, we felt this rocking and creaking noise, and it felt like we were heading down a hill. The next thing we know, we're being slammed into the front of our seats, windows are breaking, we stop, and there's water gushing out of the train. People were screaming."
It's been reported that the speed limit on the bridge was approximately 30mph, but that the train was travelling closer to 80mph.
While others froze in panic, Second Lt. Robert McCoy jumped into action.