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Could automated systems have prevented Metro-North derailment?

Two weeks ago, we told our readers about the fatal train derailment in the Bronx that killed four people and injured another 67 more passengers. As many of our frequent readers know, we brought up the very real question of liability and postulated at the end of the post that the driver of the train could be held liable if negligence was discovered. Now that the investigation has turned up the fact that the conductor may have dozed off while manning the train, this could turn into criminal as well as civil litigation in the weeks to come.

New York passenger train derails, killing 4 and injuring 67

Although car accidents are often the common cause for wrongful death and personal injury claims, it’s usually commercial vehicle crashes that get the most attention. From plane crashes to commuter bus accidents, these types of crashes grab our attention not only because of the number of people who are usually involved but because we all have an expectation when we ride these types of vehicles that the driver will keep us safe when travelling.

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