Dozens injured after train crashes into platform in New Jersey

09:35, May 09, 2011      

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An ambulance arrives at the Eerie Lackawanna terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey, eastern United States, on May 8, 2011. A passenger train crashed into a platform in Hoboken on Sunday morning, injuring at least 50 people, ABC news reported. (Xinhua/Wu Kaixiang)

A passenger train crashed into a platform in Hoboken, New Jersey, on Sunday morning, injuring about 45 people, according to a CBS news report.

The accident occurred at the Eerie Lackawanna terminal at around 9 a.m. local time (1300 GMT). The injured have been rushed to Hoboken University Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Christ Hospital. They all suffered from non-life-threatening neck and back injuries.

John Kelly, spokesman with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the cause of the crash remains under investigation. Police earlier said it appears that a mechanical failure is to blame.

A young man passenger who walked out of the train told Xinhua reporter that he is generally fine, but still feel dizzy outside the train. He then was sent to a hospital.

Train service into and out of Hoboken has been suspended and buses are being provided to make up for the service. All other train service, including NJ Transit, is operating.

So far no official statement has been made.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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