Metro-North said the 5:54 a.m. train from Poughkeepsie, which was due in to Grand Central Terminal at 7:43 a.m., derailed at about 7:20 a.m. The Metro-North train derailed Sunday morning at Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, the New York Fire Department said.
This is the second accident involving a Metro-North train in the last year. The victims have been identified as Donna L. Smith, 54, of Newburgh, N.Y., James G. Lovell, 58, of Cold Spring, N.Y., James M. Ferrari, 59, of Montrose, N.Y. and Kisook Ahn, 35, of Queens, N.Y.
Train accidents occurr very often in the New York area. There are very strict rules and regulations which control the travel of trains. When accidents happen, a thorough, private investigation by qualified lawyers is imperative. We look into the conditions of the tracks, the maintenance of the train cars and the training of the train operator. Passenger Frank Tatulli stated the train was moving faster than usual. Human error may likely be the cause of this accident as well as track design and maintenance.
The attorneys at Morgan Levine Dolan have recovered millions of dollars for their clients in many different types of accidents, several of which were similar to this Metro-North accident.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a train accident, contact Jared Levine of Morgan Levine Dolan today.