Subway Accidents

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People across New York depend on the subway system to get to and from their destinations safely. Unfortunately, serious injury or fatal accidents can and do occur, and happen more frequently than most people realize. As recently as September 13, 2019, AM New York reported that Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)…

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A near-miss at the New York Port Authority is drawing attention to the vulnerability of the New York City subway system to terrorist attacks. In the December 11th, 2017 incident, a 27-year-old man attempted to use a homemade pipe bomb, but faulty construction limited the scope of the devastation. As…

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New Yorkers were left shaking their heads earlier this month when a Brooklyn teenager was hit by a subway train after she jumped onto the tracks to retrieve her cell phone. Remarkably the 17-year-old only suffered minor injuries and was even seen using the phone as she was being carried…

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When one person is dead and eighty are injured, there should be answers. When an electrical malfunction in a subway train puts hundreds at risk, there should be answers. When public funds pay for the installation and maintenance of public transportation, there should be answers. And yet, there still aren’t…

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Albert Einstein is quoted as saying that insanity was “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If this is true, then some of those in charge of the subway system in bigger cities should be investigated. Five years after a terrible crash on the Red…

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Nationwide, train vs. pedestrian accidents have increased 26 percent during the first part of 2013 with deaths close to 200 in number. Considering all the warnings and remote areas where trains run, it may seem surprising to some that the number of deaths and injuries is so high. After all,…

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