Derailed Metro North Train Traveling at 82 MPH
The accident and injury lawyers at Bohrer & Lukeman have been closely monitoring the events unfolding around yesterday’s tragic Metro-North derailment and crash which claimed the lives of four passengers and injured scores of others. It was no surprise when the New York Times reported earlier today that the train was traveling in excess of 80 miles per hour as it entered the curve. We are assuming that these findings are based on downloads from the train’s blackbox which was retrieved shortly after the crash.
No conclusions have been drawn as of yet to determine whether the speed was due to a mechanical malfunction or human error.
We will continue to provide updates as we are made aware of them and reiterate our prayers and condolences to the families of those lost and injured.