Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 2:05 pm
A Metro-North passenger train that was headed for Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal on Sunday, December 1 suddenly derailed in the Bronx borough of New York City, causing seven of its eight train cars to come off the tracks. As a result of the derailment, four people died and 67 others were injured.
The train, which came from Poughkeepsie and had 150 passengers onboard, was just 10 miles north of its destination when the accident happened.
According to New York Fire Department Chief Edward Kilduff, three of the passengers who died were thrown from the train as it “came off the track and was twisting and turning.” One train car came to a full stop near the Harlem River. The cause of the train accident remains unknown, and results of investigations by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the National Transportation Safety Board are pending.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority reported that this was the second time a train came off its tracks along that route. The first accident occurred in July this year and caused a great deal of damage to 1,500 feet of the track.
Our team at Hach & Rose, LLP, knows that many people in New York City and the surrounding areas are greatly affected by this tragedy, and send both our thoughts and condolences to anyone suffering in its aftermath.