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NJ Transit Engineer Diagnosed With Severe Sleep Apnea After Deadly Hoboken Crash

Thomas Gallagher, the New Jersey Transit engineer operating train #1614 when it sped through a concrete and metal barrier in Hoboken in late September—killing one woman and injuring more than 100 commuters—had undiagnosed severe sleep apnea, according to his attorney. The disorder, which manifests as stop-and-start breathing during sleep, has also been linked to daytime drowsiness.
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