THE BRONX - Following the aftermath of the fatal Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx, News 12 brings you a timeline of the events that occurred Sunday morning.
At 5:54 a.m. a commuter train on Metro-North's Hudson line left the Poughkeepsie station in Dutchess County with more than 100 passengers headed to Grand Central Station. The train was scheduled to arrive at 7:34 a.m. and was not scheduled to stop in the Bronx.
At approximately 7:22 a.m., the train approached a bend near the Spuyten Duyvil station. The MTA chairman says that all of the cars derailed, with at least four of them ending up completely off the tracks. The first car fell short of the edge of the Hudson River. For a period of time following the crash, EMS had difficulty getting to the crash site due to officials having to wait for power on the tracks to be cut off.
Nearing the end of the 8 a.m. hour, all passengers involved in the derailment were cleared from the scene. More than 130 FDNY members assisted in the rescue effort.
After 9 a.m., it was confirmed that four people were killed during the incident, with another 63 hurt. Those injured were sent to at least three hospitals in the Bronx and New York Presbyterian in Manhattan. Divers scanned the water and K-9 units searched the site for passengers possibly ejected from the train.
During the 10 a.m. hour, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Gov. Cuomo were on the scene to give a press conference, discussing the latest on the rescue efforts. The MTA's website warned Hudson line customers to expect indefinite delays, and it suspended Hudson line service. By this time, the National Transportation and Safety Board was heading to the crash site prepared to conduct a thorough investigation.
After 11 a.m., the White House released a statement saying President Obama sends his thoughts and prayers to the victims of the derailment. Relief centers were also popping up where the injured were being treated, and where loved ones can receive more information about friends and family.
At around 12:30 p.m., the NTSB was on-scene conducting the early stages of its investigation.
By 3 p.m., the MTA had resumed partial service on its Hudson line.
Investigations are currently ongoing.