A commuter train plowed into the bustling Hoboken rail station during the morning rush hour Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some critically, in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said. Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding after the arriving New Jersey Transit train crashed through a barrier at the end of the track, reports AP. The train came to a halt in a covered area between the station's indoor waiting area and the platform, collapsing a section of the metal shed roof. The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending investigators.
Nancy Bido, a passenger on the train, told WNBC-TV in New York that the train didn't slow as it pulled into the station. "It just never stopped. It was going really fast, and the terminal was basically the brake for the train," she said. Hoboken, which is NJ Transit's fifth-busiest station with 15,000 boardings per weekday, is situated just across the Hudson River from New York City. It is the final stop for several train lines and a transfer point for many commuters on their way to New York City. A spokeswoman for NJ Transit said she doesn't know yet how fast the train was going when it crashed through the bumper. TV footage and photos from the scene showed the rail car was mangled.