Investigators reported Monday that speed was a factor in the Metro North commuter rail train crash in the Bronx, NY that killed 4 people and injured dozens more. Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board are saying that although the brakes were fully applied, it was not enough to stop the train from derailing as it went through a curve in the Spuyten Duyvil area in the Bronx. The train was reported to have been traveling at a speed of 82 mph in a 30 mph zone.
The train had made 9 stops before the derailment, officials reported, so the brakes were working prior to it hitting the curve. Four people were killed and 63 others were injured. A passenger who survived the crash described seeing fellow passengers being tossed around like ragdolls, 3 of those passengers listed in critical condition as of Monday while 19 of those passengers still remain hospitalized with serious but stable conditions.
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According to Metro.net, the MBTA had an estimated 39 million person ridership in the month of January alone, making it the most widely used form of public transportation in the state of Massachusetts.
Green Line Trolley Collides With Car
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013, authorities reported an outbound Green Line trolley collided with a car near the Pleasant St. stop in Allston. The collision left several passengers and the conductor injured. The conductor was reported to be “shaken up” and taken to a hospital, one trolley passenger was transported to a hospital by ambulance and the driver of the vehicle was reported to have some lower back pain upon impact.
Driver of Car Found at Fault
After Transit Police conducted an investigation, it was found that the driver of the vehicle was at fault for the collision and was cited for failing to yield to a trolley at an intersection. The report written by the Transit Police concluded “there is no traffic control device at the intersection and trolleys have the right of way”.
If you or someone you love has recently been involved in a MBTA accident, contact the law office of Mazow|McCullough, P.C. today. We have experience dealing with the complicated cases that can arise out of being injured while riding the MBTA. We can help you to feel empowered again, as you are compensated for you or your loved one’s injuries. The right lawyer makes all the difference.