It may take more than a year before federal investigators can say what caused the derailment of 13 cars carrying crude oil from North Dakota in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia last month, but east coast communities don't need an official report to imagine what a crude derailment could do in their town.
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It was only only after Laporshia got home that her dad realized she needed to be rushed to the hospital. He took her in his car and, when she collapsed on the way, he pulled over and flagged an ambulance down in the middle of the street. But it was too late.