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Officials cite speed as a factor in the Bronx train derailment

Posted on Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 10:06 pm    

Federal investigators said that extreme speed played a factor in the Sunday, December 1 Bronx commuter train accident.

An expert from the National Transportation Safety Board said that, based on the data from the locomotive’s system, the train was traveling at 82 mph as it neared a curve with a maximum speed of 30 mph.

Train engineer, William Rockefeller, reportedly failed to apply the brakes as it came near the curve. Rockefeller explained that the train failed to slow down even though he applied the brakes. The Metro-North commuter train went off its tracks, killing 4 people and injuring 67 others.

The attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., extend our sincere condolences to those affected by this tragic accident.

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