- Title: Dozens brought to hospitals following New Jersey train crash
- Date: 29th September 2016
- Summary: HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 29, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF AMBULANCE ARRIVING AT HOSPITAL SIGN READING (English): 'HOBOKEN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER' VARIOUS OF PARAMEDICS TAKING PATIENTS OUT OF AMBULANCES EMERGENCY PERSONNEL AT DOORWAY TO EMERGENCY ROOM PARAMEDICS TAKING PATIENT FROM AMBULANCE AMBULANCE AT EMERGENCY ROOM ENTRANCE VARIOUS OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND PERSONNEL OUTSIDE OF TRAIN STATION
- Embargoed: 14th October 2016 16:41
- Keywords: train crash hospital derailment injured
- Location: HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES
- City: HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA00151MEIPZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Three people were killed and more than 100 people were injured, some of them critically, when a New Jersey Transit train derailed and crashed through the station in Hoboken, New Jersey during the morning rush hour on Thursday (September 29), U.S. media and a transit official said.
MSNBC reported that three people were killed, citing medical officials.
There were well over 100 people with injuries, many of them with critical injuries, New Jersey Transit spokeswoman Jennifer Nelson told reporters. She did not say if there were any fatalities.
ABC News said on its website that New Jersey Transit was reporting many passengers were trapped.
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.
New Jersey Transit said in a post on Twitter that rail service in and out of Hoboken was suspended due to a train accident.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey did not have an estimate of when PATH service will resume, a spokesman said.
The Federal Railroad Administration said in post on Twitter that its investigators were en route to the scene.
New Jersey State Police said it was sending "multiple assets" to the station and monitoring the situation.
The worst passenger train crash in recent years in the United States was the crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia in May, 2015 that killed eight passengers and injured 186.
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