The damage on 3705 looks remarkably similar to 3637 in the government center crash in 2009. Also to note from that crash is that the second car of the second train, (3636) was also damaged and ultimately got re-mated at Alstom, and the first car of the first train, (3808) suffered damage and is still out of service.Looks like the Bredas are stronger than the Kinkis. They are newer of course so the buff standards might have been increased. This is certainly not as bad but it is reminiscent of the horrible fatal in 2008. Seems like a lot of deformation for the speed which I would guess was much less than the 40 mph Riverside Line.
Looking at the reports and pics online, it looks like the 8 hit the back of the 7. If it was the other way around, that operator would not be walking to an ambulance if that was the correct operator shown in one of the reports. He was lucky although possibly now out of a job. The 2008 crash was a 7 into a 7.
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