NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a commuter train that crashed at a New York City station, injuring 100 people (all times local):
A Long Island Rail Road train erratically sped up and slowed down in the last three minutes before it crashed at the end of a platform this week, injuring 100 people. That's according to a U.S. official briefed on the investigation who wasn't authorized to speak about the ongoing investigation and requested anonymity.
The official says the train approached Atlantic Terminal in New York at 33 mph and then dropped to 15 mph, in accordance with the speed limit for the area. The official says in the last three minutes before the Brooklyn crash the train accelerated and decelerated between 2 mph and 10 mph.
The train hit a bumper at 10 mph, double the 5 mph speed limit.
By Associated Press writer Michael Balsamo.
A federal investigator says a Long Island Rail Road train was traveling more than double the speed limit when it crashed this week at the end of a platform as it pulled into a major transportation hub, injuring 100 people.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Ted Turpin said Thursday the speed limit in the New York City terminal is 5 mph and the train was going more than 10 mph.
Turpin says the train's engineer told investigators he remembers entering the station but has no memory of the collision. He says the engineer told investigators he was not on his cellphone at the time. The engineer has been working at the LIRR for 16 years.
The rush hour train crashed as it entered Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn on Wednesday morning, hurling passengers onto the floor and slamming them into each other.
Federal investigators say it could be days before they determine why a Long Island Rail Road train crashed at the end of a platform as it pulled into a major transportation hub, injuring 100 people.
The rush hour train crashed as it entered Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn Wednesday morning, hurling passengers onto the floor and slamming them into each other.
The front of the slow-moving train hit a bumping block, left the tracks and smashed into a small structure, apparently a work area. Authorities say a rail pierced the floor of a train car. About 100 people were treated for minor injuries.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jim Southworth says it will take three to seven days to investigate the accident scene before they determine what caused the crash.