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Commuter train hits New Jersey station, killing 1, injuring over 100

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Published: Sep. 29, 2016 at 9:42 AM EDT
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Thursday morning, a commuter train crashed into a New Jersey rail station. Here are the latest updates:

1:15 p.m.

Hospitals in New Jersey say they have received 74 patients from the Hoboken train crash.

A spokesman for Jersey City Medical Center says it got 51 injured. Three are trauma patients in serious condition, while eight others are in less serious condition. Forty others were brought in by bus, were triaged and were being treated in its cafeteria.

Officials at Hoboken University Medical Center say they received 22 patients. Three of them had broken bones, while the rest had bumps, cuts and other minor injuries.

The two hospitals are the primary places taking those injured in the crash, which killed one person. Another patient was taken to Christ Hospital in Jersey City.

The New Jersey Transit train overran the end of the tracks in Hoboken and smashed into the station.

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11:55 a.m.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says no one is believed to be trapped on the commuter train that crashed in Hoboken.

Christie spoke Thursday to Fox News, more than two hours after the New Jersey Transit train overran the end of the line and crashed into the Hoboken station. He confirms that there has been one fatality. More than 100 others were injured.

The governor says he, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and New Jersey Transit are coordinating on the response.

Christie says all victims are being taken to one of two hospitals in the area: Jersey City Medical Center and Point Care Hospital Center in Hoboken. He says loved ones should contact the hospitals directly to get information on family members who may be hospitalized.

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11:40 a.m.

The New Jersey Transit train that crashed in Hoboken, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others, was not equipped with a technology that is designed to slow speeding trains.

U.S. railroads are under government orders to install the system called positive train control, but the work has gone more slowly than expected. The deadline has been repeatedly extended and is now Dec. 31, 2018.

Bob Chipkevich, who formerly headed the National Transportation Safety Board's train crash investigations section, says the agency will be looking at whether the train was exceeding speed limits, both when it was approaching the station and when it entered the station area.

Last month, the Federal Railroad Administration said New Jersey Transit had a lot of work yet to do on installing the necessary equipment. New Jersey Transit responded that the report didn't reflect the work it had accomplished.

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11 a.m.

A state lawmaker says one person was killed and two critically injured when a commuter train plowed into the Hoboken station.

Democratic Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, who represents Hoboken, said a transit official confirmed the death to him. A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman, Jennifer Nelson, earlier said that more than 100 people were injured in the crash.

The train from New York crashed during the Thursday morning rush hour. It caused serious damage to both the train and station. Witnesses reported injuries, including one woman who was trapped under concrete and many people bleeding.

The National Transportation Safety Board is opening an investigation into the crash, and is sending a team of investigators to the scene.

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10:20 a.m.

A NJ Transit commuter train carrying 250 people crashed into the Hoboken's historic train station this morning, with dozens of people hurt, including "multiple critical injuries," authorities said.

Up to 100 people overall were injured in the crash, officials said.

CBS News is reporting that at least three people are dead.

Most of those injured appear to have been riding in the first car or were in the station and were struck by debris. Passengers said on the second car and further back were able to exit the train.

Federal investigators are en route, according to Matthew Lehner, spokesman for the Federal Railroad Administration.

Passengers say the train on NJ Transit's Pascack Valley line started 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.

Passengers say it was Train Number 1614 on the Pascack Valley Line. All NJ Transit service will be diverted to Secaucus Junction.

The train from New York crashed during the Thursday morning rush hour. It caused serious damage to both the train and station. Witnesses reported injuries, including one woman who was trapped under concrete and many people bleeding.

The spokeswoman, Jennifer Nelson, says she doesn't know yet how fast the train was going when it ran into the rail bumper at the end of the line.

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9:55 a.m.

A passenger says the commuter train that crashed in New Jersey was crowded and plowed through the platform at the end of the line.

Bhagyesh Shah told NBC New York he saw a lot of people bleeding and a woman pinned under concrete Thursday morning at New Jersey Transit's Hoboken station.

Shah says he was in the back of the train but that many people use the front cars, since it makes for an easier exit. He says the train plowed into the platform. He says it lasted only a couple seconds, "but it felt like an eternity."

He tells the TV station that passengers in the second car broke the emergency windows to get out.

Images from the scene show damage to the rail car and extensive structural damage, but there's no official word on the number of injuries.

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9:40 a.m.

A commuter train has crashed into a rail station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour, causing serious damage.

New Jersey emergency's management system is reporting more than 100 people were injured in the crash, and NJ Transit is reporting multiple passengers are trapped.

TV footage and photos from the scene Thursday morning show damage to the rail car and extensive structural damage to the Hoboken station.

The crash seriously damaged the terminal itself, taking out a support beam in the building and causing a partial collapse of the roof that covers the tracks, WABC reported.

Passengers will be evacuated from the terminal as the structural integrity of the roof is tested.

All NJ Transit service will be diverted to Secaucus Junction.

Radio station WFAN anchor John Minko told New York radio station WINS that the train "went right through the barriers and into the reception area."

Rail service was suspended in and out of Hoboken, which is 7 miles outside New York City.

There is no word so far on any injuries.

Emergency crews are arriving on the scene.

NJ Train Crash Live

We are in a helicopter above the train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey, where multiple people are reportedly injured. Note: No sound. http://cnn.it/2dcr90N

Posted by CNN on Thursday, September 29, 2016