LIRR Train Crash: NTSB Investigating, Engineer Can’t Recall Details [VIDEO]

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the Long Island Railroad train crash that injured more than 100 commuters in Brooklyn on Wednesday, January 4. The NTSB said the train was traveling more than 10 Miles per hour at the time of the crash, double the speed limit for a train entering the station. The train’s engineer told investigators he does not recall the moments immediately before the train derailed at the Atlantic Terminal station in Brooklyn. Details about the investigation were made public at a Thursday afternoon press conference. CBS News New York live streamed the press event that disclosed the engineer as a 17-year veteran LIRR employee who returned from a three-day vacation. A union representative will assist the engineer during the investigation.

The NTSB will continue investigating the crash and interviewing staff and witnesses involved in the situation. The train’s functions, power and brakes will be tested in an offsite NTSB location as a part of the investigation.

 

 

 

 

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Monica Link, Publisher and Editor for New York City Wired, is a New York City-based multi-media journalist, entrepreneur and performer producing media including content, stage, film and events. Her resume includes interviews with celebrities, New York Times bestsellers, executives and fashion designers. Ms. Link is the founder of Link4Productions Media and Entertainment. The production company has produced sold out events with thousands of attendees, live theater written and produced by Monica Link, and technology and fashion media websites New York City Wired and Snobby Diva. Her performance credits include singing soprano with a Stellar Award nominated choir and theater stage actress. Monica also writes and serves as on on-air journalist. Her media writing and on-air work include Bold TV, National Mortgage News, Tribes art reviews, and the New York Observer.