Wednesday, during the daily rush hour time, a commuter train derailed and injured more than 100 people in Brooklyn. It has been concluded that “A six-car train was traveling from the Far Rockaway Station in Queens. There were between 600 and 700 people on the train” The Guardian. The train, however, did not stop at the end of the track, the operator failed to stop the train.
The New York Post reported, the lead car of commuter train No. 2817 slammed into a bumper block at the end of Track 6 as it pulled into the Downtown Brooklyn transit hub about nine minutes late at 8:20 a.m. and quickly filled the station with smoke. The New York Fire Department added, “the worst injury noted at the time was a broken leg.” When the train hit the end of the track, the people in the crowded train fell out of place and lost their footing. Thankfully, the injuries were not severe or fatal. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers wish a speedy recovery to all those involved in the New York train accident. The reason for the accident is currently under investigation.
What to Do When You’ve Been in a Train Accident:
- Take photos of the accident and any injuries you may have
- Seek medical treatment as soon as possible—Call an ambulance if necessary or visit an emergency care facility
- Contact police authorities to retain an accident report
- Do not discuss the accident or injuries to anyone other than the police, doctor or lawyer. Giving a statement to insurance representatives without speaking to your lawyer can damage your legal case.
Train accidents are frightening, as trains can derail and crash at any speed. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. Meaning you will not owe us anything unless we win your case. Accidents happen daily, and our experienced lawyers will work thoroughly to get you the compensation you deserve.