Democratic presidential nominee Clinton offered condolences to the victims of the New Jersey train crash saying, “I just wanted to send our thoughts and prayers to them.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Clinton offers condolences to New Jersey crash victims
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STORY: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton offered her condolences to the victims of the New Jersey train crash at a rally in Iowa saying, “I just wanted to send our thoughts and prayers to them.”
“I was terribly upset this morning to learn about a train crash in New Jersey, that is very personal to me, I live in new York, people commute into New York from New Jersey,” she said.
A commuter train plowed into a station in New Jersey at the height of Thursday’s morning rush hour, killing one person on the platform and injuring more than 100 as it brought down part of the roof and scattered debris over the concourse.
Witnesses described terrifying scenes as the front of the train smashed through the track stop at high speed and into the Hoboken terminal, toppling support columns and creating chaos at one of the busiest transit hubs in the New York City area.
One person died on the platform after being struck by debris from the crash, and 108 people were injured, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said.
The train’s engineer, or driver, was seriously injured and in a hospital, and was cooperating fully with investigators, Christie said.