In a startling incident on Thursday, January 4, 2024, two northbound No. 1 subway trains collided near West 96th Street in Manhattan, New York, injuring 24 people and causing significant service disruptions on the 1, 2, and 3 lines. According to Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials, the collision involved a train carrying about 300 passengers and an out-of-service train containing four transit workers.
The collision occurred around 3 p.m. when a passenger train collided with the second train. The MTA confirmed that the incident was caused when the out-of-service train stalled at 79th St. after vandals activated its brakes. This train was passing 96th Street when the collision with the passenger train, which had been cleared to proceed, happened.
The derailment is a stark reminder of the system’s vulnerability and the importance of safety in subway operations. As the city continues to rebound from the pandemic, this incident underscores the ongoing challenges of maintaining and operating one of the world’s largest subway systems.
Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York. We have previously handled multiple cases involving train accidents. Our attorneys have the experience and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in an accident involving a train or commercial vehicle. The experienced accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in an accident involving a train. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.