Speed Likely Behind Bronx Wreck


andrew-cuomoNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today that he believed speed would be the culprit behind the Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx that left four dead and more than 60 injured.

“It was a tricky turn on the system, but it is a turn that has been there for decades,” Cuomo said.

An MTA official said the engineer told emergency workers that he “dumped the brakes” when he realized the curve was coming too quickly.

A “black box” data recorder was recovered from the train, which could also help pinpoint the cause of the derailment. Meanwhile, workers began to remove the wreckage of the seven cars of the commuter train, which stopped just short of spilling into water. Read more at The New York Times.

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