A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman says more than 100 people are injured and multiple passengers trapped after a train derailed and crashed through the station in Hoboken. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
More than 100 injured in New Jersey train crash: Official
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STORY: A New Jersey Transit train derailed and crashed through the station in Hoboken, New Jersey during the morning rush hour on Thursday and more than 100 people were reportedly injured and multiple passengers were trapped.
Dramatic pictures posted by commuters showed a train carriage that appeared to have smashed right through the station concourse, collapsing a section of the roof, scattering debris and wreckage and causing devastation.
Hoboken lies on the west bank of the Hudson River across from New York City. Its station, one of the busiest in the metropolitan area, is used by many commuters traveling into Manhattan from New Jersey and further afield.
Linda Albelli, 62, said she was sitting in her seat in one of the rear cars when the train approached the station.
“I noticed, ‘he’s not slowing up, we’re going too fast,’ and with that there was this tremendous crash,” she said.
Injured passengers sat on benches in the train station while they waited for first responders, Albelli said. She did not know how many had been injured.
“There was just so much, a lot of people in need of attention,” she said.
Officials from the local police, fire department and New Jersey Transit could not immediately be reached for comment.