4 Dead and Many Injured (11 Critically) in Metro-North Train Derailment in the Bronx, NY Heading from f Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Terminal in NYC (Update: 67 Injured) (VIDEO)
BREAKING NEWS …
TheNY Times is reporting that a Metro-North Railroad train derailed Sunday morning killing four and injuring 67, of which 11 were critically. The train was the 5:54 a.m. out of Poughkeepsie, and was due at Grand Central Terminal at 7:43 a.m., derailed in the Bronx, NY along the Hudson River. WABC reported the train derailed from the tracks about 7:20 a.m. near the Spuyten Duyvil station under the Henry Hudson Bridge.
At least four people were killed after a Metro-North Railroad train derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx along the Hudson River, officials said.
A total of 67 people were injured — 11 critically — a New York Fire Department spokesman, Jim Long, said.
The derailment occurred when several cars of a train headed south from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., left the tracks about 7:20 a.m. near the Spuyten Duyvil station under the Henry Hudson Bridge on the Hudson Line, according to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman, Aaron Donovan.
Councilman G. Oliver Koppell, who represents the area and was at the scene, said the accident was “certainly the worst one on this line.”
UPDATE I: VIDEO from CNN.
Police divers were in the water hours after the crash searching for survivors, CNN affiliate WABC reported.
The train came off the tracks just as it was coming around a sharp curve shortly after 7 a.m., fire officials told CNN affiliate WCBS.
A law enforcement official on the scene and familiar with the investigation said the train operator told investigators he applied brakes to the train, but it didn’t slow down.
Passenger Frank Tatulli told WABC he thought the train was traveling “a lot faster” than usual.
UPDATE II: Live coverage from NBC-NY (VIDEO).
UPDATE III: More VIDEO of Train derailment …
UPDATE IV: New Jersey 101.5 has a time line of events.