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Could a $500 Gadget Have Prevented the Metro-North Tragedy?


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Metro-North derailment in Bronx

A still image taken from a MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) video shows Hudson Line derailment recovery operations in New York December 2, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/MTA/J.P. Chan/Handout

Investigators are still studying what caused the derailment of a Metro-North commuter train on its way to Grand Central Terminal just over a week ago, killing four passengers and injuring 70 when the front cars of the train, traveling at 82 miles per hour on a tight 30 mph curve in the Bronx, jumped the tracks.

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