CBS: Dozens injured in Long Island train crash

Courtesy: FDNY/MGN Online

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Dozens of people were hurt when a Long Island Railroad train crashed into the end of a track at Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

At around 8:20 a.m., the Far Rockaway train was approaching the bumping block at the end of track 6 when the train hit the block and went up and over it, MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast said.

The lead truck is derailed and one other axle is derailed, Prendergast said. The incident is still under investigation, as we always say, we need to make sure we determine what happened and why it happened.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the train was moving slowly, adding that it wasn't really a derailment. He said authorities don't yet know why the engineer failed to stop.

What happened with the operator, we don't know and obviously there will be an investigation to find out exactly what happened and why the operator didn't stop the train before it hit the bumping block, he said.



 
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