Tri-Rail train in South Florida derailed — and no one could find it, records show

April 9, 2016

By Brittany Wallman, Sun Sentinel, April 1, 2016

A Tri-Rail train with 56 morning commuters derailed in the rainy dark of early morning, fuel was leaking from a gash in the tank, and the train was reported to be on fire. But no one could find it.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

There was mass confusion as firefighters and paramedics searched nearly a half hour for the train in the dawn of Jan. 28, audio recordings and written dispatcher updates obtained by the Sun Sentinel show.

A Tri-Rail representative, the first to call 911, gave an inaccurate location and claimed the train had no passengers.

“The train is derailed and is on fire,” he reported.

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