LIRR Crash at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn Injures Over 100

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The FDNY says 37 people were injured from an LIRR train derailment at the Atlantic Terminal station.

The FDNY says 103 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries when a Long Island Railroad train derailed as it arrived at the Atlantic Terminal station in Brooklyn Wednesday morning.

Passengers told TV news crews on the scene that there was a loud bang and a jolt that sent some people flying.

Some people were carried away on stretchers. Others were sitting outside the train holding ice packs to their heads.

Reports from the scene said some people were bleeding from cuts. The worst injury is reportedly a broken leg.

Railroad officials said they had no immediate information on the cause of the incident, which occurred when the 8:35 train from Far Rockaway approached Track 6. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the train hit a bumping block at the end of the track. 

Cuomo said this incident, while similar to an NJ Transit crash in Hoboken last year, was much less serious.