More Than 75 Injured in LIRR Derailment

Long Island Railroad
The Long Island Railroad's West Side Yard in Manhattan. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

More than 75 people were injured this morning when a Long Island Rail Road train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, NBC New York reported.

The train was arriving from Far Rockaway when it crashed at about 8:30 a.m. The train apparently failed to stop and hit the bumper block at the end of Track 6, the station reported.

“Obviously the train is supposed to stop short of the bumping block,” the station quoted MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast as saying.