On Tuesday, February 16th, 2021, a train accident occurred in Haverstraw, NY. The incident took place early in the morning around 5:30 am on the Metro-North Hudson line near Haverstraw. The train was traveling from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Terminal in New York City when it hit a person on the tracks.
The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Michael Cavallo of Stony Point, NY. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The incident is currently under investigation, and it is not yet clear why the victim was on the tracks.
The Train and Passengers
The train involved in the accident was a Metro-North passenger train. There were approximately 100 passengers on board at the time of the incident. None of the passengers were injured in the accident, but they were delayed for several hours while emergency crews responded to the scene.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is currently leading the investigation into the accident. They will be looking into a variety of factors to determine what caused the accident, including the actions of the train crew, the condition of the tracks, and the victim’s actions leading up to the accident.
Metro-North has released a statement expressing their condolences to the victim’s family and stating that they are cooperating fully with the NTSB’s investigation. They also stated that they are working to minimize delays for passengers affected by the accident.
Previous Accidents on the Hudson Line
The Hudson line has seen several accidents in recent years, including a 2013 derailment in the Bronx that killed four people and injured more than 60. The NTSB found that the accident was caused by a combination of excessive speed and driver fatigue. Metro-North has since implemented several safety measures to prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.
The Haverstraw NY train accident is a tragic incident that has left one person dead and many others affected. The NTSB’s investigation will provide more information about the cause of the accident, and Metro-North will likely take additional safety measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.