Speed named a factor in Bronx train derailment

Federal investigators suspect that excessive speed was the contributing factor to the Sunday, December 1 derailment of a Bronx commuter train. The accident killed four people and injured nearly seventy people.

Initial data indicated that the locomotive was running at a speed of 82 mph while going around a curve with a speed limit of 30 mph. The locomotive engineer stated that the brakes weren’t functioning properly as the train approached the curve. The accident took place on the Metro-North Hudson line.

The personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., extend our sincere condolences to those affected by this unexpected tragedy.

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