The Worst Disasters To Ever Occur In New York History

Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, New York City is the most populous city in the country and is the largest metropolitan city in the world by urban landmass. Not only is it beautiful and impressive with all of its skyscrapers and parks, but it’s also a hotbed of diversity and a living breathing museum in itself. It’s one of the most recognizable symbols of the United States, and has been described as “the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world.” However, as grand as it may be, that doesn’t mean it’s safe from tragedy, quite the opposite, actually. Take a look to see some of the worst things to ever happen in New York City.

The Ninth Avenue Drerailment Happened At The Worst Time Possible

Ninth Avenue Derailment

During morning rush hour on September 11, 1905, a Ninth Avenue train in Manhattan was traveling at a speed of 30 miles per hour when the train was accidentally switched onto a curve. The train driver, Paul Kelly, reacted quickly and broke as soon as possible.

While the lead car stayed on the tracks, the second car was thrown off, landing in the street, sparking an electrical fire. The second car had been flipped upside-down and the roof had been torn off. Regarded as the worst subway accident in New York history, it resulted in 13 deaths and 48 serious injuries.