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Today’s Lead: Driver Lapse Could Have Caused Derailment

by David Howard King, Dec 04, 2013


Union officials said yesterday that the driver of the Metro-North train that derailed on Sunday in the Bronx might have had some sort of lapse of concentration as the train headed into a dangerous curve at high speeds. The resulting derailment killed 4 and injured over 60 people. Federal investigators said they found no mechanical problems with the train. The National Transportation Safety Board has dismissed the union as an investigative partner for violating a confidentiality agreement. Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Thomas Prendergrast said that he is considering new safety measures that could limit train speed in dangerous areas. Hudson Line service resumes today


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