New Developments: What Caused the NJ Transit Crash?

September 30, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Tonight, we are continuing our coverage of yesterday morning’s crash of a New Jersey Transit train that caused catastrophic damage to the Hoboken Terminal. The incident injured over 100 people and left one dead, disrupting the morning commutes of NJ Transit passengers across the region.

MetroFocus returns to the scene of the terrible accident where MetroFocus contributor William Jones investigates the potential causes of yesterday’s horrific incident and tells us about a piece of technology that might have prevented it.

MetroFocus contributor Andrea Vasquez explores transportation alternatives and speaks with straphangers as well as members of the community to see how their commute has been affected today.

MetroFocus contributor Challis Popkey reports from Hoboken University Medical Center, which has treated many of the victims of the crash. She speaks to CarePoint Health’s Chief Medical Officer Meika Roberson for an update on the conditions of yesterday’s crash victims.

Plus, Deborah Hersman, President and CEO of National Safety Council and former Chair of the NTSB, joins us to share her perspective on the events in Hoboken.