Philadelphia Producer Yameen Suffered Minor Injuries on Amtrak Derailment

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Yameen Allworld performs at The Maritime Hotel on June 8, 2009 in New York City.  

Philadelphia producer and Questlove associate Yameen Allworld suffered "minor injuries" when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, May 12.

According to Us Weekly, Yameen was traveling to New York City from Washington, D.C. when seven of the train's cars detached off the tracks and rolled onto their side. According to Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter, 50 or more were injured, 150 people “self-evacuated,” and Amtrak officials carried around 240 people from the wreckage. As of Wednesday, May 13, the derailment killed six people, according to the Washington Post.

"It felt like a car was leaving the ground," he told Good Morning America on Wednesday. "I started floating in the air. I felt my body go up and go over the seats."

Yameen helped passengers in need of assistance.  "I turned my light on my cell phone to see better and help people. There was a woman stuck in between two seats so we helped her out," he continued. "I was close to the front of the car so we were able to walk up towards the front. I didn't have to think twice about it. I was there and able bodied so I was just trying to do what I could to help people."

 

My train crashed

A video posted by Yameen Allworld "Holladay" (@yameenallworld) on

 

 

Questlove shared a video of his friend on the scene. "Prayers to all effected and involved in that @Amtrak crash. This is a hell of way to celebrate a birthday, but thank god @yameenallworld is here to literally see another year," Questlove wrote.

 

Allword could not be reached for comment at press time.


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