It would seem that my prediction for a deadly train wreck in New York comes manifested.
Richard Harbus for New York Daily News
Seven people died and 12 were injured in a massive fireball that erupted when a packed Metro-North train smashed into an SUV that was sitting on the tracks in Westchester County Tuesday night.
Orange flames and black smoke erupted from the burning train at the height of rush hour around 6:30 p.m. as hundreds were evacuated near Valhalla.
It was the deadliest crash in Metro-North history.
First responders rushing to the scene found 10 people seriously injured, two more in stable condition and six dead among the approximately 650 passengers on the train. The driver of the SUV, a woman, was the seventh victim, officials said.
“There was a big explosion and a big fireball, the train car was in flames,” said David Rothenberg, a finance company managing director who was riding in the second car.