Rounds Details Experience During Fatal Virginia Train Accident

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds was one of dozens of Republican legislators on a train in Virginia that struck a garbage truck. Rounds says a quote “real hard jolt” told him something wasn’t right…

Rounds says his next thought was if the train was still on the track or derailed…

A handful of legislators on the train are physicians by trade and teamed up with attending physicians to administer aid to victims…

Rounds was seated on the opposite side of the train from the impact. He says he could see that crossing arms were in the down position as the crossed the roadway. One person in the garbage truck was killed in the accident that involved a chartered Amtrak train bringing GOP lawmakers to a policy retreat in West Virginia.