NEW JERSEY (Web Desk) – One person was killed and more than 100 injured when a commuter train plowed into Hoboken station in New Jersey.
The train derailed during rush hour on Thursday morning and crashed into Hoboken terminal, one of the busiest in the state, and a huge commuter hub for those traveling to and from New York City.
Dramatic images posted by commuters on social media showed the front of the train had smashed right through the station concourse at high speed, bringing down part of the roof, scattering debris and wreckage and causing devastation.
The injured were carried on stretchers to waiting ambulances while a couple of hundred emergency workers shuttled in and out of the station. Dozens of police boats bobbed in the Hudson River alongside the terminal.
A spokeswoman for train operator New Jersey Transit, Jennifer Nelson, said well over 100 people were hurt, many of them critically.