Investigation Continues Into Metro-North Derailment

Twenty four hours after a Metro North train derailed in the New York City borough of the Bronx, large cranes were brought in to begin lifting the overturned rail cars.

4 passengers were killed and dozens more were injured after a Hudson Line train travelling from Poughkeepsie, New York to Grand Central Station left its tracks.

Chilling accounts are emerging from passengers. Peter Stillman recalled, “I heard a lot of crunching and grinding, and I started seeing stars in front of my eyes, and I thought, ‘My goodness! Is this the end?”

During day 2 of the investigation, a second black box recorder was found and sent to Washington, D. C.

National Transportation and Safety Board member Earl Weener explained, “the data from the boxes will at least give us some insight into what was going on at the time.”

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