Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have stated that a faulty rail may have been responsible for causing a Connecticut Train Accident that left dozens of passengers seriously injured. Reports indicate the crash happened this past Friday evening, just after 6:00 p.m. on a stretch of track between the Bridgeport and Fairfield stations.
According to a story released by CNN News, a Metro-North train that was heading east along a set of tracks derailed. Due to the train’s speed at the time of the derailment, several cars skid into the path of another train that was carrying passengers in the opposite direction.
The impact of the collision left more than 70 people injured. Three were hospitalized in critical condition, while another nine remained in serious condition.
An investigation that was launched into the crash by the NTSB found that a piece of track was broken and have stated it may have been a contributing factor in the crash. Officials stated further laboratory analysis would have to be performed in order to conclusively determine the broken track was the cause of the crash.
In the meantime, numerous passengers are left facing extended recovery times from injuries suffered during the crash. These injuries could leave many unable to work and with mounting medical bills.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm acknowledges the difficulties of being injured in such an accident can pose. The firm is here to help those who were hurt as a result of this tragic accident.