Queens, NY – Train Derailment near Jamaica Station Injures 13

Queens, NY – Train Derailment near Jamaica Station Injures 13

Queens, NY (August 4, 2023) – Multiple injuries were reported when a train derailed in Queens on Thursday morning, August 3rd. The incident took place near the Jamaica train station.

Authorities say that an LIRR train left Grand Central around 11:00 a.m. and was traveling towards Hempstead when it suddenly derailed near 175th Street and 93rd Avenue. Eight of the train’s cars were seen off the rails at the scene. Nine passengers aboard the train at the time of derailment sustained minor injuries, while two others were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. The remaining passengers were taken back to Jamaica Station on a rescue train.

Officials say that the train was traveling approximately 54 miles per hour when the derailment took place. It is unclear what caused the accident to occur at this time.

Transportation officials are currently investigating the incident, and no further information is available.

We want to offer our thoughts and well wishes to the victims of this train crash in Queens. We hope all involved are able to make a full recovery.

New York City Mass Transportation Crashes  Queens, NY - Train Derailment near Jamaica Station Injures 13

New York City’s mass transit system is among the most elaborate in the world. With a daily ridership of more than two million people and more than 700 million annually, most New Yorkers and visitors to the city depend upon the subways and trains to take them where they need to go. In general, mass transportation in New York and elsewhere is a safe means of travel. However, this does not mean that it is safe 100% of the time.

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