An Amtrak train derailed outside of Jackson, Mississippi around 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 6, 2004. According to initial reports, one person aboard Amtrak's City of New Orleans died and dozens more were injured when all nine cars derailed near the town of Flora. The train was traveling from New Orleans to Chicago.
Investigators have yet to determine the exact cause of the derailment
but early reports indicate it was an accident. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Railroad Administration have already begun an investigation. The FBI has sent agents to the scene as a precaution.
The track is owned and maintained by Canadian National/Illinois Central Railway. Three other trains have derailed within a five-mile stretch of the accident since 1994.
If you or a family member was injured in the Amtrak train accident on April 6, 2004, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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