Gov. Cuomo: I Think NYC Train Crash Was ‘About The Speed’

Source: Scott Stump / NBC News

As investigators analyze black-box data from Sunday’s deadly Bronx, N.Y. Metro North train derailment, Governor Andrew Cuomo told Matt Lauer he suspects they’ll find a mixture of speed and human error were at play.

Three options “are on the table,” Cuomo said on TODAY Monday. “Problem with the track, equipment problem or operator error. I’m not an expert in this field. Working with the experts over the past day, I think it is going to be speed-related.”

The accident occurred at a sharp bend in the tracks, but Cuomo discounted that as a cause.

“This was a tricky turn on the system, but it’s a turn that’s been here for decades and trains negotiate all day long. It’s not about the turn. I think it’s going to turn out to be about the speed more than anything, and the operator’s operation of the train at that time.”

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