Derailed Metro-North Train That Killed 4 Was Going 82 MPH In 30 MPH Zone
The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the Metro-North train that derailed Thanksgiving weekend was going way too fast in a 30 MPH zone.
The train derailed Sunday morning near the Spuyten Duyvil station. Four people were killed in the accident.
Two event recorders from the train have been examined, and preliminary information indicates that the train went through the curve just ahead of the station at 82 mph, in a zone where the speed limit drops from 70 mph to 30 mph, according to NTSB board member Earl Weener.