The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released more detailed injury information regarding the May 2015 Amtrak derailment. The data list classifies the number and type of injuries sustained in the crash based on severity.
Information regarding every individual who received medical treatment for the crash was listed. It includes age, gender, height and weight, as well as specific details about their injuries.
The list provides specific details in regard to the following key information:
- 253 people were aboard the train
- 7 people died of their injuries on the scene; 1 died in emergency at the hospital
- 185 people were injured and taken to 10 area hospitals
- Injuries ranged from abrasions and bruises to severe lacerations, broken bones and damage to internal organs
- The most severe injuries occurred in the first three cars of the train.
This important data will be added to the extensive number of documents being compiled in the investigation to determine exactly what happened and suggest recommendations to improve future safety.
The release of the injury data comes weeks after the announcement that the damages limit has been raised from $200 million to $295 million.
“On the surface, the damages limit seems like a very large number. I’m certain the list of injuries will demonstrate to all that the harm suffered by the victims in these cases will far exceed the cap amount,” said Fredric Eisenberg, partner at the catastrophic personal injury law firm, Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Wisenberg & Jeck, P.C.