New York Commuter Train Derails During Rush-Hour Commute, Injuring More Than 100 People
It is not clear what caused the derailment.
A Long Island Rail Road train derailed at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal during Wednesdays morning’s rush hour, leaving more than 100 people injured, according to reports.
The commuter train reportedly derailed on Track 6 of the station at 8:20 a.m., according to officials.
Emergency officials say 103 people were injured in the accident. According to reports, many were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The worst injury appeared to be a broken leg, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.
"A broken leg is not good but we've been through situations where we've had worse," Cuomo said in a press conference after the accident..
Passengers said the train pulled into the station and crashed with a “boom” sound and then the train doors opened, according to NBC.
Cuomo said the train didn't stop when it was supposed to.
"I don't know, all I remember is being on the floor," a woman who had been on the train told the station.
The MTA said it's too early to determine if speed played a factor in the crash.
The derailment was causing traffic and transit delays and road closures near Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, according to the MTA,
“Anticipate possible delays into and out of Atlantic Terminal this morning due to an incident at the terminal,” the MTA posted on Twitter.
This derailment comes after a New Jersey Transit crash in Hoboken in September that killed one person and more than 100 others injured.
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