As Details of Deadly Metro-North Crash Emerge, Cuomo Says ‘It’s Too Early to Say If There Is Anything to Learn’

February 4, 2015 9:55 PM

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As Details of Deadly Metro-North Crash Emerge, Cuomo Says ‘It’s Too Early to Say If There Is Anything to Learn’

The investigation into what caused Tuesday night's deadly Metro-North crash is still in its early stages. But, while the commuter rail has a history of safety issues, Governor Cuomo suggested that the wreck might have simply been a horrible accident. "It's too early to say if there is anything to learn here," he told CBS. "If there was an engineer problem, or a train problem or an equipment problem, we'll learn from it, but sometimes they were just accidents. Sometimes, people get themselves in bad situations."

"We intend to find out not only what happened, but we want to find out why it happened," said National Transportation Safety Board vice chairman Robert Sumwalt. The train's black-box recorders have been recovered, and investigators will also be looking at track-signal recorders, aerial footage, and ...

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