Commuter Train Plows Into New Jersey Rail Terminal

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First responders treat injured passengers after a New Jersey Transit train crashed into the platform at Hoboken Terminal during morning rush hour on Sept. 29, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

A crowded commuter train plowed into the bustling Hoboken Terminal during the morning rush hour Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some critically, in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said.

People pulled concrete off bleeding victims and passengers kicked out windows and crawled out amid crying and screaming after the arriving New Jersey Transit train smashed through a barrier at the end of its track and ground to a halt in a covered waiting area. It apparently knocked out pillars, collapsing a section of the roof onto the first car.

WNYC’s Nancy Solomon joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young with the latest details.


Nancy Solomon, reporter at WNYC. She tweets @NancySolomon2.

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