Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a horrifying Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx that killed four people and injured over 60 others, 11 critically. Sunday's accident was the first with passenger fatalities in the 30-year history of the commuter rail line, the second-largest in the nation. A team with the National Transportation Safety Board was sent to the crash site to help determine the cause.
Reports indicate that the train derailed after turning a whiplash bend near the under pass to the Henry Hudson Bridge. Reports also indicate that the operator of the train applied the brakes just before the crash. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was being criticized for not appearing at the site of the crash, but his aides deflected by saying that it was a state matter because it involved a state agency.
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