CONGRESSMAN CHRIS VAN HOLLEN

Maryland’s 8th District

For Immediate Release

May 14, 2015

CONTACT:   Bridgett Frey – 202-225-5384

Ian Jannetta – 202-225-1527

Van Hollen Statement on Death of Abid Gilani in Amtrak Crash

Rockville, MDToday Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement on the death of Abid Gilani, a recent resident of Rockville, Maryland, in Tuesday’s Amtrak crash: 

“My heart goes out to the family of Abid Gilani, who tragically lost his life in Tuesday’s Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. Trains should not derail in our country. Mr. Gilani’s family, Marylanders, and all Americans deserve a quick and timely investigation, as well as swift action to ensure that this never happens again. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Gilani’s family and all the victims’ families during this difficult time.”