Fitzpatrick Statement on Amtrak Accident
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Wednesday regarding Tuesday night’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia:
“My thoughts and prayers go out to all the passengers, crew and first responders involved in last night’s Amtrak accident in Philadelphia — including the families of those who lost their lives.
While there is no doubt this situation is a tragedy, it is important we let the investigation bear out the facts before proposing prescriptions. Amtrak is a worthy investment and its leaders must be open about the circumstances and accountable for what needs to be done.
I will continue to monitor the situation and be in contact with local, state and federal officials as we learn more about what happened.”