Preliminary findings suggest that human error, the train’s excessive speed, the sharp railroad track curve, and other factors may have contributed to the devastation.
New York, N.Y (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
Facts of the Train Accident:
On Sunday, December 1, 2013, the operator of the Metro-North Train from Poughkeepsie performed an emergency-braking maneuver, causing the train to come to a halt and derailing all seven cars along the curve at Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx, not far from where the Hudson and Harlem Rivers meet, reported The New York Times.
The Times further reported that four commuters died and 60 were injured, of which 11 are in critical condition.
Who Is Responsible?
While officials have opened investigations into the cause of the tragedy, it may take some time to piece together the evidence and identify the definitive causes.
However according to The New York Times, preliminary findings suggest that human error, the train’s excessive speed, the sharp railroad track curve, and other factors may have contributed to the devastation.
According to Yahoo News, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has, for decades, been urging railroads to install technology that can stop wrecks caused by excessive speed or other problems. But there has been push back due to the expensive price tag of such systems, the article further reported.
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