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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