26 Jul '17, 2pm

#Pamplona Driver’s actions led to Metro-North grade crossing collision, NTSB finds https://t.co/gu4OQoptWc

#Pamplona Driver’s actions led to Metro-North grade crossing collision, NTSB finds https://t.co/gu4OQoptWc

The NTSB’s investigation found the driver of the SUV moved her vehicle into the path of Metro-North commuter train 659. Photos courtesy NTSB An SUV driver’s actions are the probable cause of a deadly 2015 collision between the SUV and a Metro-North commuter train at a grade crossing in Valhalla, N.Y., the National Transportation Safety Board found. The SUV driver died, along with five passengers on the train , in the Feb. 3, 2015, accident. The rail passengers were killed when 343 feet of the third rail, which powers the train, penetrated the floor of the first train car and struck passengers. The NTSB’s investigation found the driver of the SUV moved her vehicle into the path of Metro-North commuter train 659. Investigators found traffic at the Commerce Street grade crossing was congested when the driver entered the boundary of the grade crossing and stopped. The grade cr...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/security-and-safety/news/72...

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