Hoboken Train Crash: Chris Christie & Andrew Cuomo Give Update On Fatal Accident
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have given an update on the train accident that occurred in Hoboken, N.J., Thursday morning.
Hoboken Train Crash News
During the morning rush hour Thursday, a NJ Transit train barreled into the Hoboken Train Station at full speed. The accident has left one person confirmed dead and more that 100 injured, according to the Star-Ledger.
“The train came in a high rate of speed and crashed through all the barriers.,” Christie said during a press briefing. “We will not speculate about the cause of the accident.”
The train’s engineer was apparently found slumped at the controls following the crash. “The engineer is critical and cooperating with law enforcement officials,” Christie revealed. “He is at a local hospital and cooperating.”
The person who was killed in the crash was not a passenger on the NJ Transit train. The victim had been standing on the train platform and was struck by debris from the accident.
“The power of the train coming in is devastating at impact,” Cuomo said. “We hope there is only one fatality and it stops there.”
PATH service from New York City into Hoboken has been restored. As of yet, there is no estimate on when NJ Transit service through the Hoboken station will resume.
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