A Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx on Sunday morning just north of Manhattan, in a “bloodbath” that killed four passengers and injured 60 more, authorities said.
The accident happened at 7:22 a.m. about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station, as five of seven cars derailed, according to MTA officials.
“I was asleep and I woke up when the car started rolling several times. Then I saw the gravel coming at me, and I heard people screaming,” said passenger Joel Zaritsky, headed into New York for a dental convention.
“There was smoke everywhere and debris. People were thrown to the other side of the train.”
The train wasn’t scheduled to stop at Spuyten Duyvil and some passengers said the operator tried to apply brakes before the deadly crash.
One FDNY rescuer at the scene said he couldn’t believe the carnage in front of him.
“It was just a bloodbath,” the FDNY Bravest said. “This is the worse accident scene I’ve ever worked. There was blood everywhere.”