Thirteen people were injured after an LIRR train derailed in Queens, NYC last week. Approximately 100 people were on board an 8-car train when all the cars derailed near Jamaica Station. Thirteen passengers sustained leg and back injuries in the accident.
Although speed was not a factor, an investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the accident.
Train derailments are complex accidents that can result from a combination of factors. Some of the most common causes of derailment include: