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Breaking: New Jersey train crash kills at least one, injures 100

UPDATE - Victim identified, injured total revised, governor say engineer critical but 'cooperating'

Hoboken, NJ - The governor of New Jersey is praising local police and emergency medical personnel for their rapid response to the Thursday morning, Sept. 29 commuter train crash in Hoboken. 

The train’s engineer was pulled from the mangled first car and hospitalized in critical condition. He was cooperating with investigators, Governor Chris Christie said.

A woman standing on the platform — identified as Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, 34, of Hoboken — was killed by debris, and 108 others were injured, mostly on the train, Christie said. Seventy-four of them were hospitalized, some in serious condition, with injuries that included broken bones, bumps and gashes.

During a press conference, Christie stated 108 people were injured in the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.


Previous stories

Hoboken, NJ – At least one person is reported dead and more than 100 were injured in a morning rush hour crash of a commuter train Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Hoboken, NJ rail station, transit authorities and various news agencies reported.

According to eyewitness reports from the rail station, the arriving New Jersey Transit train plowed through a barrier at the end of the track.
The cause of the crash is not immediately known and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.


Previous report

At least one person is dead, and 100 people are injured after a New Jersey Transit commuter train barreled through a Hoboken, New Jersey station during the morning rush hour commute on Thursday, according to CNN.

Go to CNN.com for more information.

#Hoboken #traincrash train hit the station pic.twitter.com/5xteTKLavU

 

 

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