Cuomo thinks derailment was 'speed-related'

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) says he thinks Sunday’s train derailment in the Bronx that left four dead and dozens injured was speed-related.

“I think it is going to be speed-related. This was a tricky turn on the system, but it’s a turn that’s been here for decades,” Cuomo said Monday on NBC’s “Today Show.” 

National Transportation Safety Board officials have launched an investigation and have recovered the black box from the Metro-North train.

The NTSB has not yet said when it’ll be able to determine the cause of the crash, Cuomo said, but investigators have indicated there are only three options. There could have been problems with the tracks, the train’s equipment failed or the train’s operator made an error.

“It was actually much worse than it looked. It was truly a horrific situation,” Cuomo said about the scene.

As the rail cars skidded across the ground, Cuomo said, they picked up a lot of debris, including dirt, stones and tree limbs, that went through the cars.

Two men and two women died, and more than 60 people were reportedly injured.

The governor said he hoped full service would resume on the Hudson Line later this week.