What criminal charges will mean in the Bronx train derailment

Posted on: 4:41 pm, December 5, 2013, by

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Funerals start on Thursday for the four victims of Sunday’s train derailment in Bronx, New York. Nearly 70 other people were injured in the wreck.

Two of the surviving passengers have announced they plan to file a lawsuit against the railroad. The Bronx District Attorney’s office is launching its own probe after revelations from a union rep that train engineer may have nodded off at the controls just before the crash.

The engineer’s  lawyer says his client had a good night’s sleep before the crash but two weeks prior his shift changed significantly from late to early.

Prosecutors are waiting for the NTSB to finish its investigation before considering pressing charges.