BREAKING: Four Dead, 64 Injured In Major NYC Train Crash
December 1, 2013 11:18am PST
Four people died and over 60 were injured after a commuter train in the Bronx crashed.
At the time, the train was minutes from its destination in Manhattan.
As reported by the Daily Mail:
Three of the four people were killed when they were ejected from the southbound train, the fourth fatality was discovered inside one of the overturned train cars, officials said. Multiple witnesses have claimed the train was going too fast.
At least 63 people were injured in the wreck, officials added. The injured were rushed to four separate hospitals – 11 are critical, six are in serious condition. One man has spinal cord injuries and broken bones, the rest have suffered broken bones and lacerations, accoring to WABC.
The Grand Central Station-bound Metro-North commuter train jumped the tracks near the Spuyten-Duyvil Station just before 7:30am Sunday morning. All seven of the train cars left the tracks, with two turning completely over and one stopping just before the Harlem River.
Four people have been confirmed dead on the scene of the early Sunday accident, officials said, adding that they were all riding in the overturned cars.
FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano said, “We believe that three of the four fatalities were thrown from the train.”
The trains do not have seat belts, so it is no surprise that some passengers were ejected from the train as soon as the crash happened.
Over 100 people were riding the train at the time of the incident.
Here are some photos of the horrific crash: