Commuter Train Crashes Into Station In Hoboken, N.J.
A commuter train in New Jersey has crashed into a train station in Hoboken, N.J., resulting in multiple injuries and heavy damage.
Nancy Solomon of New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC is on the scene, and says she can see 20 to 30 people who are injured. At least four of the injured are unable to walk, she says.
"I got off my train on the way into work, and as I was walking through the station we could see that a train had come through the place where it's supposed to stop, all the way into the station — not into the waiting room but into the outdoor part where people transfer," she tells our Newscast unit.
"About a fourth of the roof is collapsed," she says, and water was spraying from the damaged station.
It's unclear if there are any fatalities, she says.
Solomon arrived on the site shortly after the crash and didn't witness the incident. There is no indication of what may have caused the accident.
Rail service in and out of Hoboken train station has been suspended, New Jersey Transit has announced.
Hoboken station is a major commuter terminal. The station averages more than than 15,000 boardings each weekday, according to New Jersey Transit.
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