Four Dead, Dozens Injured As Train Derails In The Bronx - Live Stream
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
UPDATE: Four dead, 48 hurt after Metro-North train derails in the Bronx http://t.co/jwB9mvhRkQ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 1, 2013
Photos of the accident via Breakingnews:
The latest updates from Breaking911:
- UPDATE 9:23AM: FDNY and NYPD have removed all passengers from the train and are now in the process of searching underneath the train.
- FDNY EMS has treated 45 patients with various injuries. There are 4 confirmed fatalities at this time. FDNY EMS continues treating additional patients.
- DOE has been requested to open JFK High School located at 99 Terrace View Ave as a family assistance center.
- ARC is on scene providing assistance to the passengers. Con Edison is en route to investigate the possibility of power lines running along the train tracks.
- Metro North reports there is a temporary train service suspension on the Hudson Line between Grand Central Terminal and Croton Harmon in White Plains, New York.
- OEM has placed CERT on standby.
- UPDATE 9:07AM: EMS reports 65 patients: 4 are DOA, 9 critical / serious, and 46 stable patients.
- UPDATE 9:00AM: Metro North service is temporarily suspended on the Hudson Line between Grand Central Terminal and Croton Harmon. Alternate transportation through the area is being arranged.
- UPDATE 8:36AM: Possibly 4 DOA, 8 critical, 3 serious, and 20 others s being treated.
- UPATE 8:33AM: The following agencies are operating on scene; FDNY, NYPD, Metro North, MTA PD.
- FDNY and NYPD are conducting search and rescue operations. The FDNY Command Post is located at the overpass on Edsall Street near the Spuyten Duvyill Train Station. FDNY EMS is staging at Johnson Avenue And Kappock Street and treating numerous patients at this time. The current patient count is over 30 injuries with multiple fatalities. American Red Cross is en-route to provide assistance to the passengers.
- UPDATE 8:27AM: Train involved in derailment was the 05:54 a.m. train from Poughkeepsie, New York, due at Grand Central at 07:43 a.m. – @NBCNewYork
- UPDATE 8:18AM: FDNY confirming 3 victims pronounced DOA.
- Metro North passenger train derailment near the Spuyten Duvyil Rail Road Station. FDNY 3rd alarm transmitted, additional BC requested. Units reporting one DOA, over 30 patients to be evaluated by EMS, multiple extrications in progress. Area being canvassed for any ejections. NYPD Level 3 Mobilization requested to Marble Hill Ave & W 225 St.a
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