Passenger train derails in New York

Published On: Dec 01 2013 10:29:01 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 04 2013 09:52:30 AM CST

A union representative stated on Dec. 3 that the engineer who was involved in Sunday's New York train derailment apparently "was nodding off and caught himself too late" before the accident that killed four people and injured 67 others. Learn more about this deadly train derailment.

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"The windows broke out. ... The gravel came flying up in our faces," said passenger Amanda Swanson, who put her bag in front of her face to block the rubble. "I really didn't know if I would survive," she said. "The train felt like it was on its side and dragging for a long time. ... The whole thing felt like slow motion."

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