At least four people were killed and sixty-four others were injured on Saturday, December 1 when a commuter train in the Bronx went off its tracks due to excessive speed.
Earl Weener of the National Transportation Safety Board spoke about the derailment, mentioning that the commuter train was traveling at a speed of 82 mph around a sharp curve. It is recommended that trains slow to 30 mph at that particular curve. The train’s engineer, William Rockefeller, said that the train didn’t respond when he pressed the breaks.
Seven cars on the train went off of the tracks as a result of the accident. On the day following the accident, at least nineteen people were still being treated at medical facilities, three of whom were reported to be in critical condition.
The legal team of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., extends our condolences to the many people affected by this accident.