MTA crash: 60 injured, An MTA crash left more than people 60 injured after two trains in Connecticut collided on Friday, May 17. According to Fox News, the accident occurred around rush hour so both trains were filled with passengers. A total of seventy-two people were sent to the hospital after the accident but no one died which some say is an absolute miracle. Everyone is expected to be okay following the accident.
"The damage is absolutely staggering. I feel that we are fortunate that even more injuries were not the result of this very tragic and unfortunate accident," said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
The MTA crash left over 60 injured but many say that there could have been a lot more injuries and things could have been much worse. The trains collided with such force that glass shattered, train cars crushed, and even the actual track was mangled. The focus of the incident has shifted to the investigation as many want to find out exactly what happened and, perhaps more importantly, why.
"Our mission is to understand not just what happened but why it happened and determine ways of preventing it from happening again," said NTSB board member Earl Weener.
The MTA crash left over 60 injured but with 700 passengers on board, things really could have been much worse. Getting things up and running smoothly again is a priority this weekend but it is a slow process.