More Than 75 Injured in LIRR Derailment

January 4, 2017 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

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.

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