posted on December 02, 2013 06:57
The NTSB will leave no stone unturned in its investigation of a deadly train derailment in the Bronx. Four people were killed and more than 60 injured after a Metro-North commuter train derailed yesterday morning. NTSB investigators will be checking the rail cars for any braking issues, the signal system, the tracks and will also take a close look at the performance of the crew. The train was heading from Poughkeepsie to New York City where it eventually careened off the tracks coming within inches of the Harlem River.
Five people were hospitalized following an accident in the city in the middle of the Holiday weekend.
It happened Friday afternoon at the intersection of Route 98, Oak St. and Richmond Avenue.
Three of the injured were taken to UMMC, two taken to Strong. None of the injuries were said to be life threatening.
Two pedestrians were among the injured.
One of the drivers, 45 year old Michael Sanders of Columbia Avenue, Batavia, was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way.
On this morning's police blotter:
43-year-old Donald Irwin of Main Rd., Stafford: he was charged with criminal possession of a weapon following a property damage accident in the Wal-mart parking lot. Deputies say Irwin had an illegal knife.
58-year-old Harry Flatt of Medina: he is facing a felony count of drunken driving. Flatt was stopped on Route 63 in Oakfield after allegedly failing to keep right and making an unsafe lane change.
39-year-old Michael Wall of Orchard Road, Elba: He has been charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child. The charges were placed following a domestic incident a week ago.
Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for the placement of additional border control agents at the Peace Bridge. Schumer says the long backups and lane closures at the bridge are the result of cutbacks by the U.S, Customs and Border Protection.
Schumer is worried that the staffing issues at the Peace Bridge may jeopardize the cargo pre-inspection program being put into place at the span.
The Buffalo Bills futility in Toronto continues. The Bills blew leads of 14 points in the first quarter and seven points in the fourth quarter in losing in overtime to the Atlanta Falcons 34 to 31 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.