Governor’s Office Update on Amtrak 188 Accident

May 14, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – At 4:00 p.m. today, Governor Wolf and Mayor Michael Nutter met with impacted families.

At noon today, Governor Wolf joined Mayor Nutter and officials to update the public on the latest information on the accident. At that press conference Governor Wolf made the following comments:

“This was such a tragic occurrence and I am so sorry on behalf of everyone in Pennsylvania and want to express my condolences and sympathies to the families and certainly to the victims. But I also want to say that as a Pennsylvanian, I am so proud of the way this was handled by the folks here in Philadelphia…This is an example of cooperation and collaboration. We have worked together to work through this tragedy and I can’t say enough about the heroism of the first responders who came to this site right after the accident and risked their lives to save as many people as they possibly could. So as a Pennsylvanian, I just want to express my pride and my thanks to the mayor and his team for doing such a tremendous job during such a terrible tragedy.”

This morning, Governor Tom Wolf, joined by Superintendent William Hite, visited Webster Elementary in Philadelphia to thank school officials and volunteers for their heroic efforts assisting Amtrak 188 victims and family members on Tuesday evening.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116

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