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Old 4th January 2017, 17:08   #1
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Default New York train crash: Dozens injured in derailment

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38511124
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New York train crash: Dozens injured in derailment

The Long Island Railroad train went off the tracks as it arrived on Wednesday at Brooklyn's busy Atlantic Terminal.

New York's fire department said 103 people had reportedly suffered "non-life-threatening" injuries.

Passengers on the train said there had been a loud bang followed by a jolt that made some people on the train fall down.

The New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, said the train was travelling at a "fairly slow speed" when it failed to stop on time and struck a buffer at the station.

The impact was hard enough, however, to smash some of the train's windows and crease its doors....

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Haven't they just had one?
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Old 4th January 2017, 19:19   #3
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This one seems to be a speeding incident which resulted in a train running through platform end buffers at low speed and riding up on to the platform a tiny bit. About 100 injuries caused by the sudden stop though worst is described as a broken leg.
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4 major incidents since April in North Eastern America alone. Amtrak in Pennsylvania (April), NJT at Hobken (Sept), LIRR at New Hyde Park (Oct) and now this. Plus there was the level crossing collision on the Metro-North in 2015.

Very worrying. Hope all injured get well soon.
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Old 5th January 2017, 02:23   #5
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4 major incidents since April in North Eastern America alone. Amtrak in Pennsylvania (April), NJT at Hobken (Sept), LIRR at New Hyde Park (Oct) and now this. Plus there was the level crossing collision on the Metro-North in 2015.

Very worrying. Hope all injured get well soon.
I'm sure Trump will deal with this...
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Old 5th January 2017, 03:16   #6
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I'm sure Trump will deal with this...
Yeah. He'll grab em by the buffers
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