September 29, 2016 At least one person was killed and more than a hundred others injured when a commuter train crashed into a train station during the busy morning rush hour on Thursday morning in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The commuter train slammed into the Lackawanna Station off of Hudson Place. The New Jersey Transit Pascack Valley line, train number 1614 crashed into the Lackawanna Station off of Hudson Place. The train originated in Spring Valley, New York at 7:23 a.m. with a scheduled arrival time in Hoboken of 8:38 a.m, but was running late. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is reporting that more than 100 people were injured in the crash, and New Jersey Transit reports that multiple passengers are trapped. The New Jersey State Police said via Twitter they were “sending multiple assets to #Hoboken train station.” A spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted that ten NYC ambulances were dispatched to support the response in Hoboken, which is directly across the Hudson River from New York City.
The National Trasportation Safety Board has investigators en route to the train station, according to Matthew Lehner, spokesman for the Federal Railroad Administration.
The latest information via Twitter @NJTRANSIT states:
UPDATE: HBLR service is still suspended into/ out of Hoboken terminal. All 8th St to HOB service is being terminated at Newport.
The cause of Thursday morning’s commuter train accident is unknown.
Check back for details about the Hoboken train crash as more information is made available.
Cynthia Hodges holds a M.A. in Political Science from NEIU in Chicago, Illinois and a Post-Grad Professional Certificate in Disaster and Terrorism Management from University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill. In addition to a successful writing career, Cynthia is in the process of writing a book on the role of private security guards as first responders in the post 9/11 America. "My career has been a balance of security and education, and my passion for Homeland Security while protecting individual's Constitutional rights has grown as a result of the two."