Florida Amtrak Accident Adds to Safety Concerns

A Miami-to-New York train was involved in an accident at nearly the same time Amtrak's CEO was testifying on Capitol Hill about the safety of his company's operations.
1:35 | 06/03/15

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Thank you, ginger. More trouble for amtrak this morning, one of their trains in Florida hit a car in half. ABC's Jim Avila has the story. Reporter: This morning, amtrak has more explaining to do. Watch this surveillance tape in Jacksonville, Florida, catching the dramatic moment a passenger train carrying 171 people split this car in half. Emergency, struck a vehicle right there at the metro. They come around the Gates. Reporter: Ironically at exactly the same time, the amtrak CEO was on capitol hill, telling congress that it should be confident in the railroad. We run a safe railroad. Reporter: This time, no one on the train from Miami to new York was injured and even a pregnant mother and two others in the car survived, with just minor injuries. All that I could think were about my girls. I jumped out of my car. When I turned around the back of the car wasn't there. Reporter: Just after this train derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight and injuring 200 others. The amtrak's CEO's voice cracking as he promised improvements including speed monitoring. I regret it deeply. Reporter: Ntsb investigators are looking at whether new train cars could have prevented that crash. For "Good morning America," Jim avi Avila, ABC news, Washington.

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