AUTHORITIES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE CRASH
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (January 7, 2016) – More than 100 people were injured when a Long Island train traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into the Atlantic Terminal, according to ABC News.
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the train accident, but they do suspect that sleep apnea may have played a role. They said that the 50-year-old engineer that was operating the train displayed risk factors for sleep apnea.
If it is the case that sleep apnea was involved in this crash, it would be the third time since 2013 where the disease contributed to a train accident. Many of the people on the train only sustained minor injuries.
Other people sustained more serious injuries and were taken to the hospital. The engineer was questioned about what happened and said that he could not recall the train crashing at the Atlantic terminal.