4 Killed In Polish Train Crash
August 12, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
LODZ, Poland, Aug. 12 (UPI) — At least four people were killed Friday when an intercity train derailed in central Poland en route from Katowice to Warsaw, rail officials said.
The first carriage on the train overturned, Margaret Sitkowska, a spokeswoman for the rail company PKP, told TVN24. The other three left the tracks but remained upright.
Marcin Chlebowski said he was in one of the rear carriages. He went to the first carriage after exiting the train.
“Every person there was bloody. We helped those who were conscious to get out,” he said. “Nobody could help those who lay motionless.”
He said emergency services responded quickly.
The accident occurred near Lodz in the early afternoon. The train, which was carrying about 280 passengers, was more than halfway on the 200-mile run from Katowice to Warsaw.