34 Injured in NJ Train Crash

Service shut down indefinitely, but no life-threatening injuries
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 8, 2011 1:28 PM CDT
Emergency personnel gather near the entrance to the PATH station in Hoboken, Sunday, May 8, 2011. A spokesman says a train pulling into the station struck an abutment, causing minor injuries.    (Seth Wenig)
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(Newser) – Officials say 34 people were injured when a train pulling into the Hoboken, NJ, station struck an abutment, shutting down service indefinitely. Mayor Dawn Zimmer says none of the injuries in today's 8:30am crash are considered life-threatening. The victims were taken to three area hospitals for treatment of their injuries, which mostly were cuts and bruises. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but city police say it appears that a mechanical failure is to blame.

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