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NTSB targets sleep apnea in both NJ Transit, LIRR train crashes

Posted on September 21, 2017

In September, an NJ Transit train crashed into a station, killing one and injuring 100.
Chris O'Neill/NTSB
In September, an NJ Transit train crashed into a station, killing one and injuring 100.
Chris O'Neill/NTSB

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The NTSB is investigating the role sleep apnea played in both the NJ Transit crash in Hoboken Terminal and the LIRR derailment at Atlantic Terminal in January, WABC reports.

Similarities were immediately drawn between the crashes, but after months of investigating, the NTSB now believes sleep apnea was involved in both. Lawyers for the NJ Transit engineer have already cited his undiagnosed sleep apnea, a disorder previously linked to the 2013 derailment of a Metro-North commuter train in the Bronx. For the full story, click here.

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