A train was partially derailed as it crashed on a bumper block on Wednesday at the Atlantic Terminal of Brooklyn. The accident caused injuries to at least 103 passengers according to source, no death has been reported. The train was travelling at 10 to 15 miles per hour towards the station and failed to stop. The first two cars got derailed as the commuter train bumped into the bumper block. The accident took place in the busy morning hours with around 600 to 700 passengers on the Long Island train that came from Far Rockway, Queens.
According to the source, investigators are still working to identify the cause of the accident. The trains are designed to slow down once they are closer to the station and usually the conductor hits the brake to finally stop the train once it reaches the station. But apparently that was not the case for this particular train. More details are expected once the investigation is complete.
Prendergast, the MTA boss in a statement said that the conductor might have failed to stop the train on time which led to the accident, according to a source. Governor Andrew Cuomo in a tweet gave a brief statement regarding the accident and expressed his relief that no fatal casualty was reported.
Another train accident occurred near Hoboken Terminal, New Jersey on last September that killed one passenger and injured more than a hundred. However, that train was travelling much faster which led to more serious casualties, said Governor Cuomo.