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At Least 33 Injured After LIRR Train Derailment

At least 33 people were injured after a Long Island Railroad (LIRR) passenger train partially derailed a half mile east of New Hyde Park, officials said. The train had sideswiped a stationary maintenance car, officials said.   All the victims suffered non-life threatening injuries, Nassau County Executive Ed…

Victims Plan To Sue NJ Transit Over Hoboken Train Crash

Three injured victims of the Hoboken train crash intend to sue NJ Transit, according to reports. They sent notices to NJ Transit on Monday, the first step in the process to recover monetary damages.   Anthony Prieto, 27, of Lyndhurst, N.J. was standing in the vestibule of the…

Passengers Speak Out After Hoboken Train Accident

Mike Scelzo was released from the Jersey City Medical Center after he was treated for lacerations on his face and a black eye, according to reports.   He told reporters that he had boarded the train at Oradell and was chatting with another passenger when he felt the…

Fabiola Bittar de Kroon Named Sole Victim In Hoboken Train Derailment

Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, 34, was killed in the Hoboken train crash that also injured over 100 people, according to multiple reports.   De Kroon was killed when she was struck by falling debris from the train crash into the Hoboken Terminal, according to the New York Times….

Hoboken Train Crash Kills 3, Injures 100

At least three people are dead and more than 100 people are injured after a New Jersey Transit train crashed into the Hoboken station during Thursday morning’s rush hour, officials said.   According to a preliminary investigation, the cause of the crash may be accidental or caused by…

New York Doles Out $38M For Commuter Rail Accident Settlements

The legal costs for two Metro-North derailments, including one of the deadliest crashes in the commuter railroad’s 33-year history, was more than $38.4 million and is set to climb in the years ahead, a Journal News report has found.   Most of the payouts went to injured passengers…

VT Tracks Where Amtrak Train Derailed Has Had Multiple Accidents Before

The train tracks where an Amtrak train derailed as a result of a rockslide in Vermont on Monday has had 54 accidents since 2006, including 14 derailments, according to the New York Times.   According to federal records, the New England Central Railroad has had four accidents that…

Seven People Hurt From Amtrak Train Derailment In Vermont

A southbound Amtrak train left seven people injured in a derailment in central Vermont on Monday morning. There have been no reported deaths, officials said. The accident occurred in the town of Northfield, just 10 miles south of the state’s capital, Montpelier.   “The car was shaking from…

Three Injured After G Train Derails In Brooklyn

Three people were hurt when a subway train derailed in Brooklyn on the G line, according to officials. The train’s two front wheels derailed 700 feet north of the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, which prompted service changes and halted service between Church Avenue and Bedford-Nostrand Avenues in both directions.  …

One Person Dies After LIRR Train Accident At Mineola

One person has died after being struck by a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train at Mineola Station around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, officials confirmed. The victim’s identity has not yet been released.   An “unauthorized person” had entered the tracks and was killed on the tracks of…

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