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.