Shortly after 7 am Eastern time on Sunday, Metropolitan Transportation Authority police confirmed that a Metro-North train derailed near the Hudson river in the Bronx. The accident occurred near Palisade Avenue near the Spuyten Duyvil railroad station. Photos taken of the accident scene show eight cars derailed. Edwin Valero was in an apartment building above the accident scene when the train derailed, the WSJ reports. He says none of the cars went into a nearby body of water, but at least one ended up a few feet from the edge. Rebecca Schwartz was at a nearby park when the accident occurred. She says she didn’t see or hear the derailment but looked across the water when she heard emergency vehicle sirens. She says numerous emergency vehicles have responded to the scene.
The most recent injury report from NBC has 4 dead and 48 injured in the derailment.
BX 2-ALARM PALISADE AVE, (SPUYTEN DUYVIL RR STATION) 5 PASSENGER TRAIN CARS DERAILED ONTO THEIR SIDE,
— FDNY (@FDNY) December 1, 2013
Photos of the accident via Breakingnews:
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