Hoboken Train Crash: 1 Dead, More Than 100 Injured

HOBOKEN, N.J. - A New Jersey Transit train crashed at a station in Hoboken during Thursday morning's rush-hour commute, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some seriously, local officials said.

Images posted on social media showed severe structural damage at the terminal -- a major transit hub -- and part of the roof appeared to have collapsed, according to WPIX.

A passenger, Leon Offengenden, said he was in one of the sections behind the lead car when the crash happened.

"The front car is essentially off the rails ... into the building of the station, with the roof sort of collapsed around it," he said.
'I guess it didn't slow down'

"The lights went out and a few people screamed (when the crash happened)," Offengenden said.

New Jersey Transit confirmed the crash on its Twitter account.

Social media posts claimed a train had crashed into a station platform, and images showed debris strewn about the station. One post indicated part of the station's roof collapsed.

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