At least 20 people injured after train cars derail

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo got a first hand look at the site of a train derailment on Long Island.

Investigators and transportation officials met with Governor Cuomo on the crash site Sunday morning.

According to officials an eastbound train struck a work train in New Hyde Park shortly after nine o’clock on Saturday night.

The collision caused three of the commuter train cars to derail and the work train to catch on fire.

Emergency crews and first responders used ladders to get passengers off the train.

At least 20 people were injured. Four of them  were taken to the hospital.

Following a briefing and tour of the crash site, Governor Cuomo said one of the trains may have ended up in the wrong area.

Governor Cuomo said it appears that the work train was violating the space of the revenue train and that the work train was overlapping into the clearance area of that train. That is what caused the side swipe and the derailment.

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