Four Dead, 48 Injured As Train Derails In The Bronx
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/01/2013 09:19 -0500
Shortly after 7 am Eastern time on Sunday, Metropolitan Transportation Authority police confirmed that a Metro-North train derailed near the Hudson river in the Bronx. The accident occurred near Palisade Avenue near the Spuyten Duyvil railroad station. Photos taken of the accident scene show eight cars derailed. Edwin Valero was in an apartment building above the accident scene when the train derailed, the WSJ reports. He says none of the cars went into a nearby body of water, but at least one ended up a few feet from the edge. Rebecca Schwartz was at a nearby park when the accident occurred. She says she didn't see or hear the derailment but looked across the water when she heard emergency vehicle sirens. She says numerous emergency vehicles have responded to the scene.
The most recent injury report from NBC has 4 dead and 48 injured in the derailment.
Metro-North passenger train derails in NYC, plunges into river
Published time: December 01, 2013 13:20
A Metro-North passenger train has derailed in the Bronx area of New York City, with a number of injuries being reported. Several cars plunged into the river Hudson, authorities said.
Rebecca Schwartz, a witness at the scene, told the AP news agency that some of the carriages were submerged in water and that numerous emergency vehicles were at the scene.
The derailment happened just north of Manhattan on Sunday morning.
The line involved in the accident serves Metro-North’s Hudson line, which serves dormer towns like Croton-Harmon, Peekskill, Ossining and Yonkers.
Metro North said in a tweet that the service on the line is currently suspended.