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In a matter of minutes, Kansas City Battalion Chief Todd Covington went from survivor to rescuer in June Amtrak train derailment
Mo. firefighter Todd Covington described the derailment and aftermath, saying, the scouts “probably saved 20 or 30 people’s lives”
“One of the hardest things to do, as any disciplined first responder, is not to immediately engage the sick and injured”
Timmy Brodigan has spent over a month in the hospital since the derailment to regain movement in his body after becoming paralyzed
More than 30 passengers were sent to hospitals when the train derailed; none of the injuries were considered life-threatening
The train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when five cars derailed; the passengers were taken to hospitals for treatment
They describe a woman hanging upside down from the ceiling of the train car, and a man who had a heart attack on scene
All 243 passengers and crew aboard the train have been accounted for
More than 200 people aboard were injured and at least seven were killed; it’s the nation’s deadliest train accident in nearly seven years
Train cars were completely overturned, on their side, ripped apart; more than 140 patients were taken to hospitals