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Passengers record panicked footage inside fatal New York train crash
The railway has dealt with a spate of accidents in the last few years.
Tuesday evening, a rush-hour Metro-North train crashed into an SUV on the tracks near the town of Valhalla, some 20 miles north of New York City, killing six and injuring more than a dozen. It was the deadliest accident in the railway’s history, and service remains disrupted.
Many are shouting for the mob to keep moving forward, and eventually one man opens a set of doors. “The third rail is on the other side,” he says as others point out a safety ladder.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'