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19 Injured in NYC Train Derailment

Tina Robinson3 years ago

At least 19 people were injured, including four with what are described as serious injuries, after a New York City train derailed on Friday morning, according to the New York Times.

Details of the F Train Derailment

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the accident happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. just south of the station at 65th Street and Broadway in Queens. The six middle cars on an eight-car train derailed, stranding as many as 1,000 passengers underground. Three nearby cars were also stranded due to a power outage associated with the derailment.

Fire crews said most of the 19 injuries were minor, but four people are being treated for more serious injuries. All of the remaining passengers were evacuated within two hours.

Transit authorities are investigating the accident.

Train Accident Statistics

The following train accident statistics are provided by the Federal Railroad Administration.

  • There were 726 fatalities associated with train accidents, including 3 passengers on trains in 2010.
  • There were 8,307 injuries associated with train accidents, including 130 passengers on trains in 2010.
  • There was a total of 1,337 train derailments in 2010. 

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