At least 103 people have been injured following the derailment of a Long Island Rail Road train at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. According to reports, the train derailed when it struck and went over an emergency bumper in the terminal, causing the wheels of the first car and one other axle to lift off the tracks and tip the cabin to the side.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, a tour bus loaded with dozens of passengers collided with a big rig near Palm Springs, California, killing 13 and injuring 31. Investigators are now tasked with the difficult job of determining exactly what caused the collision.
Investigators have only recently reached the scene of a catastrophic commuter train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey. The railcar slammed into the transit hub of the Hoboken Terminal building a little before 9:00 AM EST at a high speed, skidding over safety and stop blocks. There has been at least one fatality reported and upwards of 100 injuries, several of them serious; Jersey City Medical Center has reportedly accepted 10 people with severe injuries so far.
An Amtrak passenger train derailed Sunday morning in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, just southwest of Philadelphia. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and data collected from the onboard event recorder – a device similar to an airplane’s black box recorder – the train was traveling at 106 miles per hour when it collided with an industrial backhoe on the tracks, resulting in the death of the backhoe operator and a nearby administrator who was on foot.
Morelli Law Firm filed suit yesterday on behalf of a passenger onboard Amtrak train No. 188 when it derailed last Tuesday on its route from Washington D.C. to New York.