(UPDATE) Family of loved ones await news in area hospitals after fatal Metro-North train derailment

Family members anxiously waited for news after four died and 67 people were injured in a train derailment in the Bronx Sunday morning. Credit: Getty Images
Family members anxiously waited for news after four died and 70 people were injured in a train derailment in the Bronx Sunday morning.
Credit: Getty Images

Metro’s original story can be read here.

For information about how to find out the status of family members, click here.

To read witness accounts of the derailment’s aftermath, click here.

To read about the response from elected officials, click here.

Family members anxiously waited for news after four died and dozens were were injured in a train derailment in the Bronx Sunday morning.

The husband of an assistant conductor on the fatal Metro-North train derailment said his wife was getting a CAT scan after the incident.

Maria Herbert has had the job for 14 years, according to her husband, William Herbet.

“You can’t just be a regular dummy on the street to have that job,” William said at New York-Presbyterian Hospital where his wife was being treated for head, shoulder and rib injuries.

The southbound Metro-North train left Poughkeepsie, N.Y., around 5:54 a.m. before derailing 100 yards from the Spuyten Duyvil station around 7:30 in the Bronx, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The derailment is under investigation, officials said.

A law enforcement source said 70 people were injured during the crash, including 11 who were critically injured.

Two critically injured and 10 stable passengers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, according to Dr. Ernest Patti, the facility’s senior attending physical of emergency medicine.

“Everyone is viable. [The] injuries consistent with what you’d expect when a car rolls over,” Patti said, noting that the injuries were also consistent with an incident when no seat belts are worn. “Broken bones, bumps, bruises, broken ribs.”

The fire department said injured passengers were also taken to Montefiore Medical Center, Jacobi Medical Center, Lincoln Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital, in addition to New York-Presbyterian Hospital where Maria, the assistant conductor, was being treated.

Maria picks up the train from Poughkeepsie, according to her husband. They live in Newburgh, N.Y.

After the incident, William spoke with his wife on the phone, which had to be held up for her by a police officer.

She was among 17 passengers brought to Presbyterian Hospital, according to officials. Four were brought in critical condition.

Passenger Sherelle Coor, 19, was coming home after visiting a friend when the train derailed. She was being treated for cuts and a concussion at the hospital, according to her cousin Lisa Delgado.

Coor, a University of Delaware student, was at the hospital with her parents, who are from the Bronx.

“She’s hanging in there — banged up — but she’s doing good,” Delgado said. “They still haven’t told us if she’s staying the night.”

Follow Danielle Tcholakian on Twitter @danielleiat

Follow Anna Sanders on Twitter @AnnaESanders

Follow Meredith Engel on Twitter @MeredithAtMetro


OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…


Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."


Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.


Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry…

By Jungmin Jang and Narae KimMOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds…

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."


'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…


Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.


Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.


Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.


Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…


Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

Among the myriad aspects that will make this Metropolitan Division semifinal series fascinating will be the battle between the Rangers' speed and the Flyers' size,…


Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.


Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.


Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.


Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.