NYC train was going 82 mph heading into curve - WNCT

NYC train was going 82 mph heading into curve

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Justin Quesinberry, WNCN Justin Quesinberry, WNCN
NEW YORK - Federal investigators revealed new details from the data recorders that were recovered from the commuter train that jumped the tracks in New York City Sunday. The accident killed four people and injured more than 60 others.

Crews used large cranes to lift the toppled train cars back onto the tracks, one day after the commuter train derailed while rounding a curve. 
 
“The preliminary results of the evidence recorders shows the train was going 82 miles per hours as it went into a 30 mile an hour curve,” said Earl Weener, NTSB board member.
 
The National Transportation Safety Board is analyzing data recorders. A law enforcement source told CBS News, the train’s engineer, William Rockefeller Jr., told responders the brakes were not working properly.

Passenger Denise Williams is among those still in the hospital.
 
“it was going fast. What I felt was a derailment when I felt this noise, bumpy, bumpy noise,” said Denise Williams, injured passenger.

The NTSB says its investigators could spend up to 10 days at the scene looking at all aspects of the accident.
 
While the investigation continues, about 26,000 commuters have to find other ways to get into work
 
“A ferry to the train to the bus to another train to the subway,” said Lenae Madonna, commuter.
 
This is the latest mishap for Metro-North. Six months ago, a train derailed in Connecticut and was struck by an oncoming train. In July, a freight train full of garbage derailed close to the site of Sunday’s crash.
 
Investigators say the train made nine stops before the accident and at this point, they are not aware of any problems with the brakes. They are interviewing the engineer.    

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