The terrifying collision between two commuter trains on the Metro North Line in Connecticut is now being investigated. There were over 70 people injured. Injuries from train accidents can range from whiplish to death and everything in between.
Surprisingly, with a collision of this magnitude, there were no fatalities. Nevertheless, the public deserves answers. The depth of media coverage and the potential for future disaster if we don’t learn from this accident will mandate that this investigation will be thorough and hard-hitting.
Two keys to the investigation will be:
- The fractured piece of rail that may explain why the collision took place.
- The data recorders on the trains that can inform us of the trains speed as well as other factors leading to this train accident.
Whenever a train is involved in a accident, especially a commuter train, there is a great likelihood that people can be seriously injured. If you or a loved one is involved in a train accident, you need an experienced train accident lawyer.
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Source: ABCLocal, “Official: Broken rail eyed in Metro North crash,” May 18, 2013.