At least 103 suffer minor injuries in NY commuter train derailment

Brittany BishopJan 06, 2017

At least 76 people were injured when a LIRR train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn during Wednesday morning commute. According to the New York City Fire Department, none of the injuries is life threatening.

"We were lucky, it could have been quite a bit worse", he said.

June 2009: A Washington, D.C., Metro subway train struck the rear of another Metro train stopped ahead of it in the nation's capital, killing the running train's operator and eight passengers, and sending 52 people to hospitals. In other words, speedup and cost cutting were putting both passengers and workers at risk.

He said he saw people with gashes from the impact, and other commuters taken out on stretchers.

"People crying, screaming, then it started smoking", said another witness.

"Glad to report there were no deaths; the most serious injury was a broken leg", Cuomo tweeted. The NTSB says it will take three to seven days to fully investigate the cause of the crash.

Paramedics and emergency crews swarmed into the Atlantic Terminal after the train carrying between 600 and 700 people went off the tracks at about 8.20am on Wednesday morning.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo explained that the train was supposed to stop at a bumper but failed to do so, moving a few feet past it.

In December, a New Jersey Transit train with 60 people derailed entering the Hoboken Terminal, according to NJ Advance Media. Reporter: That's correct. And federal investigators are on the scene, and they will interview the engineer and look at track condition, and whether a medical condition or fatigue could have played a role in this crash, David. One person died and more than 100 were injured in that crash. Photos show a smashed metal door to an office on the station platform where the train came to rest. No firm conclusions can be drawn as to the cause of the accident until the investigation has been completed.

What lead to the crash is now under investigation.

There were no major service disruptions for other Long Island Rail Road lines at the terminal, an MTA official said.

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