Breaking News: Commuter Train Crashed at Hoboken, NJ Train Station
Breaking News: A commuter train crashed at the Hoboken, NJ train station. Pictures are showing a mangled mess of a train completely torn apart.
Initially, it was reported that 3 people were dead and more than 100 injured just after the train crash occurred. It is now reported that 1 person has died and 108 people who are reported to be injured. Some passengers are in critical condition. People said they saw people with blood on their faces and bodies who could barely walk.
The New Jersey transit train just ‘plowed’ through the Hoboken terminal station during the morning rush hour at 8:45 am eastern time. At a very high speed the first train car jumped the curb and crashed into the platform went airborne at least 40 feet and crashed into the top ceiling, then came down. The second train car hit the first train car while the third and fourth cars were left perpendicular to the tracks. Just a horrific accident. Train car number two had at least 20 people standing in the aisle when the impact occurred. The two conductors were taken to the hospital with injuries. Some people reported it sounded like a horrendous explosion.
A passenger Steve Mastiano on the train described the following: “The train was going a lot faster approaching the Hoboken train station and all of a sudden you felt this huge impact. The lights went off and the roof totally collapsed on the first car. The lady in front of me actually fell under the seat in front of her. People were trying to get out and were very injured. You saw gashed heads and there was blood on the floor. People were jumping outside the windows. It could have possibly hit people who were waiting for the train at the station. The train jumped the curb and crashed into the platform. There were people who had serious injuries in the first car. It was just a mess and I saw some pretty nasty stuff.”
Passenger Bhagyesh Shah told NBC New York, “The next thing I know, we are plowing through the platform. It was for a couple seconds, but it felt like an eternity.”
“Hoboken, which is NJ Transit’s fifth-busiest station with 15,000 boarding per weekday, is situated just across the Hudson River from New York City. It is the final stop for several train lines and a transfer point for many commuters on their way to New York City. Many passengers get off at Hoboken and take ferries or a PATH commuter train to New York.”
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