WhatsNew2Day
Latest News And Breaking Headlines

Heroic Boy Scout on board Amtrak train that derailed made sure he is the last troop member on board

Heroic Boy Scout, 17, made sure he was the last troop member on the derailed Amtrak train during an impromptu rescue mission

  • Harrison Boardman (17) assisted in helping the nearly 300 passengers on the Amtrak train that derailed in Missouri after hitting a dump truck
  • Boardman made sure he was the last scout aboard the train before getting off
  • Eight rail cars derailed and overturned on their side after colliding with a dump truck
  • Four passengers died and 150 were injured in the crash

A heroic Boy Scout aboard the deadly Missouri train wreck, who helped assist injured and trapped passengers Monday, ensured he was the very last scout.

Harrison Boardman (17) was sitting when the train derailed. He quickly made sure everyone around him was okay before opening as many windows as possible on the overturned cars to allow passengers to escape, he said. Fox news

“I tried to make sure I was the last scout on the train so we had everyone,” Boardman said.

Sixteen scouts were on their way home to Wisconsin from the Philmont South Ranch when the train from Los Angeles to Chicago Southwest Chief crashed. None of the teenage scouts were injured.

Harrison Boardman (left), 17, was aboard the train when it derailed in Missouri on Monday.  He responded quickly by opening as many windows as possible to allow passengers to escape

Harrison Boardman (left), 17, was aboard the train when it derailed in Missouri on Monday. He responded quickly by opening as many windows as possible to allow passengers to escape

Nearly 300 people, including crew members, were on board the train.  Photos of the crash show passengers helping others climb out of train windows

Nearly 300 people, including crew members, were on board the train. Photos of the crash show passengers helping others climb out of train windows

Scout Dean Seaborn, 14, was trapped in an Amtrak restroom for about 30 minutes until he was able to assist with the mission.

Seaborn was able to escape with the help of two others who helped him out of the bathroom window. Once outside, he saw his fellow passengers bring each other to safety.

“Everyone helped,” he said. “So I thought I’d do what they do…and try to help everyone I can.”

Julian Boardman, a father of the scout, said the troops are taught to be “sober” and “not to panic” when an emergency arises, which is exactly how the scouts responded, he said.

Other scouts were quick when first responders arrived and quickly assisted the 275 passengers and 12 crew on board.

Sixteen scouts were aboard the train and quickly assisted travelers.  None of the scouts were injured in the crash

Sixteen scouts were aboard the train and quickly assisted travelers. None of the scouts were injured in the crash

The Amtrak train was en route from Los Angeles to Chicago when it collided with a dump truck at a public crossing in Mendon, Missouri and derailed

The Amtrak train was en route from Los Angeles to Chicago when it collided with a dump truck at a public crossing in Mendon, Missouri and derailed

First responders at the scene were grateful to the scouts for their support in the rescue mission, one scout said.

First responders at the scene were grateful to the scouts for their support in the rescue mission, one scout said.

Four people died and 150 people were hospitalized with injuries.  Two of the victims were sisters who traveled with their mother

Four people died and 150 people were hospitalized with injuries. Two of the victims were sisters who traveled with their mother

Eight rail cars have derailed and overturned on their sides after colliding with a dump truck at a public crossing in Mendon, Missouri.

Four deaths have been reported and about 150 people have been taken to hospital with injuries.

Two of the victims were sisters traveling with their mother, KSHB reported:† Among the other victims are a passenger and the driver of the dump truck.

Another scout on board, 15-year-old Eli Skrypczak, was quick to help and comfort the dying truck driver when he died.

“He was pretty upset, he wishes he could have done more,” Eli’s father, Dan Skrypczak, told the New York Post.

‘I’m just trying to explain to him, you get hit by a high speed train, nobody could have done much for the truck driver. He did everything he could, he did the right thing. He provided comfort and help.’

Amtrak derailments and crashes in recent years

An Amtrak passenger train hit a dump truck Monday at an uncontrolled intersection in a rural area of ​​Missouri, killing two people on the train and one in the truck. Others were injured. The crash happened just after noon near Mendon, Missouri. Several cars derailed. The train was en route from Los Angeles to Chicago.

The crash happened a day after three people were killed when an Amtrak train rammed into a car in California, killing three people in the vehicle.

Here’s a look at other recent Amtrak accidents:

June 26, 2022: Three people in a car were killed when an Amtrak commuter train rammed into their vehicle in Northern California. No one on the train was injured.

September 26, 2021: Three people died and others were injured when an Amtrak derailed in north central Montana while traveling from Chicago to Seattle.

September 2021: Three people died and others were injured when an Amtrak derailed in northern Montana while traveling from Chicago to Seattle

September 2021: Three people died and others were injured when an Amtrak derailed in northern Montana while traveling from Chicago to Seattle

December 18, 2017: Three people were killed and 10 seriously injured in a derailment near Olympia, Washington, where part of the train landed on Interstate 5. the traces.

Apr 3, 2016: Two maintenance workers were hit and killed by a train traveling at more than 100 miles per hour in Chester, Pennsylvania. The train’s lead locomotive derailed.

March 14, 2016: A train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed in southwest Kansas, injuring at least 32 people. Investigators concluded that a feed delivery truck hit the track and shifted it at least a foot before the derailment.

October 5, 2015: A train en route from Vermont to Washington, DC, derailed when it hit rocks that had fallen from a ledge onto the track. Seven people were injured.

May 12, 2015: A train traveling at twice the speed limit of 50 miles per hour derailed when it entered a sharp bend in Philadelphia. Eight people were killed and more than 200 were injured.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More