U.S. Senator Describes Train Wreckage
Two U.S. Senators and two congressional representatives Friday saw the wreckage and toured the crash site of Tuesday’s fiery Metro-North crash in Westchester County that left six people dead.
The officials, including U.S. Senator from Connecticut Richard Blumenthal, spoke after viewing the charred train in a warehouse and then touring the crash site in Valhalla.
“Look inside the car and you can see those third rails like daggers going into the heart of that chamber.”
He and Senator Charles Schumer spoke about the third rail, which penetrated the first car of the train in 39-foot sections. Schumer said Friday it's not clear whether the rails had lost electricity when they pierced the train. He said even without electricity, they could have killed or maimed people.
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