Daily Israel Report

Bronx, NYC: 4 Dead in Train Wreck

Several Metro North cars derailed around 7:20 a.m. near the Spuyten Duyvil Station.
By Arutz Sheva staff
First Publish: 12/1/2013, 4:53 PM

Train crash (archive)
Train crash (archive)
AFP photo

Four people died Sunday morning when several Metro North cars derailed in the Bronx borough of New York City, police sources and officials told the New York Daily News.

Two of the passengers were killed when they were ejected from the train near the Spuyten Duyvil Station, sources told The News. Twenty people were injured, the sources also said.

The accident happened around 7:20 a.m., MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said.

Five of seven train cars derailed. The 5:54 a.m. train was coming from Poughkeepsie and headed to Manhattan's Grand Central Station.

"The cars had left the track but hadn't gone into the water," Donovan said.

"We're banged up," Dianna Jackson, 40, of Poughkeepsie, told The News. "We left the Tarrytown stop, the next stop was 125 St. The driver was going around the curve really fast. Next thing you know (we're) in middle of a wreckage."

"I was sitting in the first seat in the front of the car facing backwards," Jackson said. "I was flung six feet. I landed on the shattered window (on the side of the train that hit the ground). I was lying on my back, gravel was flying everywhere. I was dragging along the ground...Maybe it was a minute, it felt like an eternity, I just wanted it to stop...I had gravel in my teeth, I was eating rocks. But I was grateful to be eating rocks because I'm still alive."