Metro-North Commuter Train Derails in Bronx


Posted on: December 1st, 2013 by ABC News No Comments

(NEW YORK) – Multiple people were injured, several fatally, after a Metro-North passenger train derailed in the Bronx borough of New York City on Sunday morning.

Officials have confirmed four fatalities. Officials say 60 people are injured and 11 are in critical condition.

The train was headed toward Grand Central station when it derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil Station in the Bronx on a long curved section of the track at around 7:30 a.m., according to Metro-North. All of the train’s cars derailed, with the first car nearly reaching the Hudson River.

Frank Tatulli, a passenger on the first car to derail, told WABC-TV said he had managed to get off the train by himself after the derailment but other passengers had to be removed by stretchers.

Emergency responders could be seen swarming the train tracks and the cars and around 9 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrived on the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. A Senior state official tells ABC News that the crash appears to be an accident.

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