Update: Commuters in New Jersy were horrified this morning as a New Jersey Transit train crashed into the station in Hoboken at full speed — Three Deaths, 100 injuries reported.
Initial reports are suggesting operator error, not a deliberate act.
A New Jersey transit train crashed into the Hoboken station Thursday morning, causing at least three deaths, more than 100 injuries and travel chaos for commuters making their way into Manhattan during rush hour.
The crash happened around 8:30am, and involved the No. 1614 Pascack Valley line train. The train left Spring Valley, New York at 7:23am and was scheduled to arrive in Hoboken at 8:38am, but was running late.
Passengers on the train said the it never slowed down as it approached the terminal, crashing at high speed into the terminal which tens of thousands of people use to travel into New York City every day.
Three people have been confirmed dead and more than 100 people have been injured – with multiple in critical condition. One of the fatalities appears to be a woman in her 30s who was standing on the platform when the train came barreling towards her.
Commuters in New Jersy were horrified this morning as a New Jersey Transit train crashed into the station in Hoboken at full speed. Multiple injuries, but no confirmed numbers yet.
Several passengers posted pictures showing severe damage at the station around 8:45 a.m., with hordes of commuters held up at the station.
“My train just ran full force into Hoboken Station,” Twitter user @jaydanahy wrote…
…NJ Transit said it is suspending service in and out of the station “due to a train accident.” But it offered no other immediate details about the crash. PATH service at the station is also suspended.
Read more: New York Daily News
Social Media is filled with photos from the scene:
— Corey Futterman (@coreyfuttdesign) September 29, 2016
— McWashed (@whyalwaysmark) September 29, 2016
Disaster this morning for the NJ commute. Train ran right through the Hoboken terminal pic.twitter.com/nnTpZwzwUs
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) September 29, 2016
Here’s one video from the scene:
— Leon O (@monduras) September 29, 2016
Horrific and terrifying.
We hope that injuries are minor, and transit officials find the cause of the incident quickly.