Passenger train derails in New York

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:18:42 PM 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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It's not the first time a train jumped the tracks on that turn. A freight train derailed in the same curve in July, damaging about 1,500 feet of track, the Metropolitan Transit Authority reported at the time.

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