On September 29, 2016, at approximately 8:30 A.M. EDT, a jam-packed commuter train on the Spring Valley line, crashed into the Hoboken Train Terminal, located at 1 Hudson Place, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030, leaving one confirmed dead and 110 other passengers injured.
According to USA Today, “The Passengers on the train came to a realization, that when the train was approaching the Hoboken Terminal, the train was going too fast to stop at the station. One bystander was standing on the Hoboken train platform and had gotten struck by falling debris.
The Hoboken Police Department, Hoboken Fire Department, Emergency Medical Technicians, and all other First Respondents, worked diligently to get all of the passengers to safety. Multiple onlookers posted several updates to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to confirm the steel beams, bricks, roofs caved in and showed pictures of several people covered in blood and debris.
New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has confirmed thus far with the public, that the prior reports of three dead are false and he has only confirmed one dead, and 110 injured in the train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey.
It is unknown if local authorities were able to contact the families of the 110 passengers injured, and one left dead after a horrendous train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey.
- The train crash presumed non-terrorist related.
- The Federal Rail Administration is on the scene for a thorough investigation.
- Multiple Units are at the collision site, continually clearing away all the debris.
USA Today: Transit Train Crashes at N.J. Station, Injuring 100
NBC New York: At Least 3 Dead, Up to 100 Hurt in Major Hoboken Train Crash
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