At Least One Dead After New Jersey Transit Train Crashes Into Hoboken Station


A commuter train crashed at a station in northern New Jersey during the Thursday morning rush, killing at least one person and injuring about 100 people, a number of them seriously, the authorities said.

“There are fatalities,’’ said a senior transportation official who did not want to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly. “There are a significant number of injuries. The train was going very fast. There are structural concerns about the facility. “

Jim Smith, a spokesman for New Jersey Transit, would confirm only that an accident involving a New Jersey Transit train had occurred at the train station in Hoboken. No other details were immediately available.

People shared photos of the crash on social media, which depicted a derailed train at the station. One image showed the front of a train stopped beyond the tracks inside the station. Photos also seemed to show extensive damage to the station, which is one of the busiest of the New Jersey Transit system.

    Getty images.


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