WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement regarding the fatal Metro-North accident last night on the Harlem Line in Valhalla, NY.

“My thoughts are with the victims of this horrible tragedy, I offer my condolences to their families, and I pray for the swift recovery of those who were injured last night. I thank the first responders at the scene for their tireless efforts. While we still don't have all of the facts about this accident, it's clear that there are a host of questions that need to be answered in the days ahead. I will keep pushing to ensure that we take concrete steps to prevent another incident like this from happening again.”