NEW YORK (AP) — Police confirm that a Metro-North passenger train has derailed in the Bronx.
A woman at the scene says numerous emergency vehicles have responded.
According to News 12, several passengers were taken away on stretchers. Police sources told NBC and the New York Daily News that at least four people have died.The FDNY confirmed the 4 deaths to CBS, and said that 11 others are in critical condition.
According to the MTA, 5 of the 7 cars on the train derailed. Though early witnesses to the scene said that some of the cars were submerged in water, police later said that wasn’t true.
As the AP reported, the train derailed in the Bronx, near the Spuyten Duyvil station.
WABC7 said that the area where the train accident occurred is known to be a dangerous curve. Another train derailed at the same spot in July.
A passenger who rides the same train every week told WABC7 that the train appeared to be going faster than usual.
Metro-North suspended some service following the derailment.
Here are some photos of the scene: