Yesterday, an M.T.A. Metro-North Hudson line train derailed in Bronx, New York. At least 60 people were injured and 4 were killed in the train accident. The train derailed along a stretch of track known to include one of the sharpest curves in the metro system. That stretch of track in Queens is where the Harlem River and Hudson River meet.
It does not yet know what speed the train was traveling, but train engineers have to greatly reduce speed during that stretch of the track to avoid derailment. According to the New York Times, the train conductor stated that he “dumped the breaks” when he entered the curve to greatly reduce the train’s speed. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
The train was traveling from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central on Sunday morning and carrying 100 to 150 people.
This has been a tough year for the M.T.A. This is the second serious accident this year.
Possible Negligence in the MTA Metro-North Wreck?
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We will be publishing updates on this accident, so please check back regularly.
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