As it happenedended1475175513

Hoboken train crash latest updates: One dead and more than 100 people injured after NJ Transit train derails

The cause of the crash is not yet known

Rachael Revesz
New York
Thursday 29 September 2016 14:02
comments
Video shows aftermath of Hoboken crash

A packed commuter train has ploughed into a station in Hoboken, New Jersey, injuring over 100 people and killing one person.

The rush-hour train did not slow down as it entered the station, hit a concrete block and was raised off the tracks, hitting the station ceiling.

Part of the station ceiling has collapsed. Emergency workers are on the scene, helping passengers evacuate the carriages. Many were trapped and injured.

Dozens of ambulances lined up near the station and more than 10 people have been take to intensive care.

Follow our live updates:

What happened?

The cause of the accident is not immediately clear.

Radio station WFAN anchor John Minko told New York radio station WINS that the train “went right through the barriers and into the reception area''.

NJ Transit has announced that all PATH trains have been suspended at Hoboken station.

Emergency services are arriving on the scene and are helping to remove people from the train.

A Twitter user from New York City, under the name Inscrutable India, wrote, "Lucky to be alive .. we in the second car of the train that crashed in Hoboken."

Around 15,000 people travel through the train station every week, as reported by CNN.

Commuters were told to find another way to get to work, including NY Waterway allowing people to board with rail passes.

1475157571

Linda Albelli, 62, has told Reuters that she was sitting in her seat in one of the rear cars when the train approached the station, apparently too fast to stop.

"I noticed, 'he's not slowing up, we're going too fast,' and with that there was this tremendous crash," she said.

rob.crilly29 September 2016 14:59
1475157608

Rachael Revesz29 September 2016 15:00
1475157640

Rachael Revesz29 September 2016 15:00
1475157659

Rachael Revesz29 September 2016 15:00
1475157680

Rachael Revesz29 September 2016 15:01
1475157740

Bhagyesh Shah told NBC New York he saw a lot of people bleeding and a woman pinned under concrete.

Rachael Revesz29 September 2016 15:02
1475157851

Rachael Revesz29 September 2016 15:04
1475157877

Rachael Revesz29 September 2016 15:04
1475157913

One person has been confirmed dead, according to NBC.

Rachael Revesz29 September 2016 15:05
1475157924

The US has a poor rail safety record. Although things have improved since the 1980s, there are still about 2000 accidents a year - mostly involving freight services.

rob.crilly29 September 2016 15:05

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments