InfoWars reporter Ashley Beckford breaks down the NJ train crash in the context of the carelessness of federal transportation regulators. If technology available would have been utilized within the train’s breaking system, lives may have been saved. Why are identity politics more important to social justice warriors than America’s crumbling infrastructure?
Hoboken New Jersey train crash: 1 killed injures more than 100 as focus turns to rail safety
New York (CNN) — [Breaking news update, published at 7:17 a.m. ET]
Investigators have retrieved an event recorder from the passenger train that crashed Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey, and information from the device will be downloaded on Friday morning, a US official with direct knowledge of the probe said.
Also, investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board have been in contact with the train’s engineer, but they have not interviewed him yet because he was heavily medicated, the official said.
[Original story, published at 2:05 a.m. ET]
It happened without warning, without time for passengers to realize they were barreling headlong into a deadly tragedy, without time for commuters standing on the station platform to flee.
About 8:45 a.m. Thursday, a New Jersey commuter train packed with passengers and traveling way too fast crashed into Hoboken Terminal, killing a woman waiting on the platform. It injured more than 100 others.
‘Next thing I know, I’m on the floor’
The train overran its stopping point, slammed into a bumper block, went airborne and rammed through a passenger concourse at the terminal, one of the busiest transit hubs in the New York area.
Bhagyesh Shah, who rode in the front car on his way to work, said the train didn’t appear to slow as it entered the station.
“The next thing I know, I’m on the floor. We are plowing through something … and when the train came to a stop, I could see the parts of the roof on the first car and some of the debris next to me,” Shah said.
Images posted on social media showed part of the station’s roof had collapsed. Witnesses described people helping bloodied passengers, some trapped by debris, from the packed front car.
One killed, 114 injured
Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, 34, of Hoboken, died after she was struck by debris while standing on the platform, Gov. Chris Christie said.
An additional 114 people were injured, he said.
The engineer, identified as Thomas Gallagher, 48, was treated and released from a hospital. He was cooperating with law enforcement officials, Christie said.
Gallagher has worked for the New Jersey Transit for 29 years.
The crash comes five years after more than 30 people were injured when a train overran its stop at the same station.