NTSB Begins Probe Of LIRR Crash


TO PERFORM SURGERY WITH CUT- EDGE TECHNOLOGY. A LOOK AT THE VIRTUAL CADAVER. THERE WAS QUITE A BIT OF DAMAGE WE NEED TO LOOK AT. THERE’S DOORS THAT ARE HARD TO OPEN, AND THE BUMPING POST ITSELF IS DESTROYED. FEDERAL INVESTIGATORRINGS SPEAKING FOR THEIR FIRST BRIEFING ON THE TRAIN CRASH IN BROOKLYN. I’M DICK BRENNAN. AND I’M ALICE GAINER. NTSB INVESTIGATORS SPOKE AFTER THE FIRST LOOK AT THE CRASH THAT INJURED MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE AT THE BROOKLYN TERMINAL. THE TRAIN FAILED TO STOP AND SLAMMED INTO A WORK AREA. TV 1055’S JESSICA LAYTON IS LIVE AT ATLANTIC TERMINAL WITH THE LATEST. JESSICA? Reporter: DICK AND ALICE, TRAINS ARE RUNNING MOSTLY ON SCHEDULE HERE, THE MTA WORKING HARD TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE BUSINESS AS USUAL, BUT TAKE A LOOK OVER HERE AT TRACK 6, AND IT IS STILL CLOSED TONIGHT, AND THESE COPS AND THESE CONES ARE A CLEAR INDICATION THERE’S A SERIOUS INVESTIGATION GOING ON AFTER THE DERAILMENT THIS MORNING. Reporter: SHATTERED GLASS, BENT TRAIN DOORS, BLOODY NOSES, AND ICE PACKS ON BRUISED BODIES. IT WENT RIGHT FORWARD ON THE HARD TOUGH SEAT, AND IT BANGED ME RIGHT IN THE HEAD. Reporter: IT’S THE AFTERMATH OF THE WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE THAT ENDED WITH AN 8:20 A.M. CRASH IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN, TURNING THE TRAIN STOP INTO A TREAGE — TRIAGE CENTER. DAVID’S BACK IS BOTHERING HIM AFTER BEING THROWN ON THE FLOOR. 10 HOURS LATER HE WAS BACK AT THE TERMINAL TO CATCH A TRAIN HOME. I DON’T FEEL PARTICULARLY UNSAFE. I HOPE THEY LOOK INTO THIS AND FIGURE OUT THE ISSUES. Reporter: THE NTSB WAS ON SCENE TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY THAT EARLY THIS EVENING. WE WILL LOOK AT AVAILABLE VIDEO AND MAKE DETERMINATION OF WHAT THE SPEED WAS INTO THE BUMPING BLOCK. Reporter: PASSENGERS TELL US THEY DIDN’T FEEL LIKE THE L.I.R.R. TRAIN WAS GOING PARTICULARLY FAST, BUT IT STILL PLOWED THROUGH THE BUMPER BLOCK, AND THE FRONT OF THE TRAIN LIFTED OFF THE TRACK AND CRASHED INTO A WORK AREA. THERE’S A SINGLE SYSTEM THAT CONTROLS IT COMING IN THE LIMITED SPEEDS, BUT AT THE END IT’S THE ENGINEER’S RESPONSIBILITY. Reporter: LEAVING THE LINGERING QUESTION THAT GOVERNOR CUOMO ASKED ON SITE AFTER TOURING THE DAMAGE. WHY DID THE OPERATOR NOT STOP THE TRAIN BEFORE IT HIT THE BLOCK? Reporter: AS AUTHORITIES WORK TO GET THE ANSWER, COMMUTERS FEEL LUCKY TO BE WALKING AWAY, REFUSING TO TAKE THE SAFETY OF THE NEXT RIDE TO WORK FOR GRANTED. THE NTSB RIGHT NOW IS LINING UP INTERVIEWS WITH THE THREE CREW MEMBERS WHO WERE ON BOARD, INCLUDING THE ENGINEER, WHO WE ARE TOLD WAS AMONG THOSE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL TODAY TO BE CHECKED OUT, 103 PEOPLE INJURED HERE TODAY, AND FORTUNATELY THE MOST SERIOUS, A BROKEN LEG. WE ARE LIVE INSIDE OF ATLANTIC TERMINAL IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN TONIGHT, JESSICA LAYTON, TV 1055. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, JESSICA. DESPITE THE RATTLED NERVES, MOST L.I.R.R. RIDERS GOT BACK ON THE TRAIN FOR THE EVENING RUSH, AND IF LOOKED LIKE ANY OTHER RIDE HOME ON THE HEMPSTEAD LINE TONIGHT. THE RIDERS WE SPOKE TO SAID THEY FEEL SAFE, BUT THEY HOPED THE RAILROAD WOULD TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE IT DOESN’T HAPPEN AGAIN. I THINK YOU SHOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION AND THERE SHOULD BE CONTROLS IN PLACE, BUT I NEVER

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