Hundreds Hurt As Train Slams Into Station in New Jersey

29 Sep, 2016

A New Jersey Transit train crashed into the Hoboken station Thursday morning killing at least three, injuring more than 100 and causing massive damage according to reports.

There is heavy damage inside the terminal, according to WNBC-4.

Photos from the scene show a partial roof collapse and debris scattered about near where the Pascack Valley Line train crashed into the platform.

A spokeswoman for NJ Transit said train No. 1614 crashed into the Hoboken train station around 8:45 a.m. It left Spring Valley, N.Y. at 7:23 a.m..

WNBC said preliminary indications are that operator error is to blame.

Ten patients have been taken to Hoboken University Medical Center and more patients are expected at Carepoint Hospital Bayonne and Christ Hospital, according to spokesman for the hospitals.

A Hoboken police officer said the “general immediate area of the Lackawanna terminal is closed at this time,” but no local roads or highways have been shut down.

All PATH service and all NJ Transit rail service is suspended into and out of Hoboken. Passengers are advised to use light rail.

State Police assigned to an emergency response team for the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management were called to Hoboken to assist local authorities, according to an OEM spokeswoman.

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