Manhattan, NY (October 21, 2018) – In Harlem, Manhattan, a 27-year-old man was struck and injured in a train accident. The accident took place yesterday, October 20, around 9:45 p.m. at night. (more…)
Staten Island, NY (October 19, 2018) – Authorities confirmed the death of one person who was reported to have been struck by a train in Grant City on Friday night, October 19. Emergency medical crews arrived on the scene at the Grant City train station at approximately 8:15 p.m. where they found the victim.
New York, NY (October 19, 2018) – One person was sadly struck by a train Friday morning, October 19, subsequently causing severe delays and a cancellation of M train services between Queens and Manhattan. The incident was reported by the MTA at around 8:24 a.m.
Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY (October 17, 2018) – A 76-year-old man who fell onto subway tracks in Manhattan is in critical condition after being struck by a train on Wednesday, October 17. The incident was reported to have taken place at approximately 10:00 a.m. at the Lincoln Center-66th Street 1 train station.
Ronkonkoma, NY (October 17, 2018) – One person was tragically struck and killed in a train accident that took place early on Wednesday morning, October 17. The accident occurred at around 12:43 a.m. and resulted in the temporary service suspension of the Ronkonkoma Branch, according to the Long Island Rail Road.
Lyons, NY (October 12, 2018) – An accident was reported on Thursday, October 11, involving a pedestrian who was tragically struck and killed by a train in Lyons. Today, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the identity of the victim is that of 25-year-old Nia Reid, of Lyons.
Lyons, NY (October 11, 2018) – An accident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian after being struck by a train was reported to have occurred in Lyons on Thursday afternoon, October 11. The exact time of the incident has not been reported at this time but it was confirmed to have happened before 3:00 p.m.
New York City, NY (October 5, 2018) – A teenager who ran into a NYC subway tunnel was tragically struck and killed by a train on Wednesday, October 4, according to officials. Police witnessed the 18-year-old boy leap onto the tracks from the platform at the Bergen Street/Flatbush Avenue station in Brooklyn. The incident was reported to have occurred shortly before midnight at around 11:50 p.m.
A few minutes after midnight on November 3, 2016, three MTA workers were walking on a southbound portion of the subway tracks near the Fort Hamilton Parkway station in Brooklyn. The three workers were tasked with setting up warning lights for other workers who were scheduled to perform maintenance in the tunnel later. Tragically, they were unknowingly on the tracks of an oncoming subway train, which was coming their way around a blind curve. Two of the workers tried to avoid the train by jumping into an alcove, which was unfortunately not large enough. One of the workers was killed by the oncoming train, while the other sustained serious injuries. The accident also includes the train operator, who reportedly suffered significant emotional trauma as the result of witnessing this tragedy.
In the past 10 years, three transit workers have been killed by trains in NYC. This incident is the first time a subway worker has been killed since 2013, but it nevertheless highlights the dangers that transit workers face on a daily basis. Both of the workers involved were longtime MTA employees. One started with the employer in 1999 and the other began in 2001. Authorities are still investigating the incident to determine why and how the events unfolded as they did. Answers to those questions, however, are unlikely to reverse all of the damage done.
Despite federal laws mandating positive train control systems, New Jersey Transit never installed this crucial safety technology on a single railway.
In the wake of yesterday’s fatal train accident, in which one person was killed and 100 more were injured, attorney Mark Sokoloff revisits information he shared concerning train safety last year. As a function of a train’s sheer size, accidents involving them are devastating. This certainly played a role in yesterday’s Hoboken accident, which could possibly have been prevented with the use of positive train control systems. Read Mark’s full article, Enforcement of Rail Safety Improvement Act Necessary in Wake of Train Tragedy for more information.
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