A woman who survived the recent collision in Nevada of a semi-truck and Amtrak train says that she almost was one of the victims. She awoke in the train car she was assigned to and spent the morning meditating and praying. Then she left the car to clean up and change and then headed toward a car at the back of the train. According to the Contra Costa Times, soon after walking away from her car, the woman watched the semi-truck slam into the train car she was supposed to be in.
Lawsuits have been filed against the Battle Mountain, Nevada, trucking company by Amtrak and by victims of the recent fiery collision of a semi-trailer truck and a passenger train in Nevada. Amtrak has sued the trucking company for negligence. According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Reno by the National Railroad Passenger Corp. against John Davis Trucking Co.
On Friday, a semi-truck crashed into an Amtrak train, killing at least six people and injuring more than 80. The crash happened about 70 miles from Reno, Nevada. Investigators are still going through the remains of two train cars that were destroyed in the fiery crash and may discover more victims in the process. A few people are still unaccounted for, but may have not been on the train at the time of the crash, since train passenger lists aren't as strict as plane passenger lists. One of those killed was the 68-year-old train conductor.