Investigations Continue into Hoboken Train Crash that Killed 1, Injured Over 100

Posted By Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. || 4-Oct-2016

Investigators are still working to determine what caused a commuter train to crash into a station in Hoboken, New Jersey last Thursday morning. The crash, which occurred at the peak of rush hour, killed one victim standing on the platform and injured more than 100 other passengers and bystanders.

According to authorities, the crash involved a Pascack Valley line train from Spring Valley, New York, commonly ridden by NYC-bound commuters. Witnesses state that the train continued at a consistent speed prior to the crash, suggesting a lack of braking due either to operator error or mechanical malfunction.

Local authorities and federal investigators from the Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are questioning why the train crashed into the Hoboken transit hub at a high rate of speed. Their findings could help shed light on potential hazards that can lead to safety improvements for all train commuters, as well as information that could shape lawsuits filed by victims and families.

Unfortunately, NTSB investigators have reported that the event recorder on the train was not functioning during the time of the collision. The recorder, which in this case was over 20 years old, could have provided data about the train’s speed and use of brakes and throttle. Investigators are looking for a second event recorder from a newer passenger car.

Although investigations are still ongoing, NJ Transit and other parties may be held responsible for victims’ damages should it be discovered the crash was caused by negligence or was otherwise preventable. Under these circumstances, victims would have the right to pursue compensation by filing lawsuits with the help of a personal injury lawyer.

If you or your loved one has questions about your rights following any type of collision, our New York City personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. are here to help. Call us now for your free consultation.

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