More Than 100 Hurt After Brooklyn Train Derails: Reports

No life-threatening injuries, though, in LIRR commuter train crash
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2017 8:11 AM CST
Updated Jan 4, 2017 10:19 AM CST
Brooklyn Commuter Train Derails, Injuries Minor: Reports
Pics from the scene, via a passenger who tweeted about it.   (Twitter)

The Wednesday morning commute left several people shook up but mostly OK on the Long Island Rail Road when a train derailed, ABC News reports. The train was slowly entering Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal at around 8:30am when it crashed either into the platform or a bumper, leading at least one witness to hear what she described as a loud boom. One passenger tweeted pictures from the scene, writing, "Crazy."

Although initial reports pegged the number injured to a couple dozen or so, authorities have updated that figure to more than 100, per USA Today. Luckily, however, none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeting he was "glad to report there were no deaths; the most serious injury was a broken leg." The railroad said there will be related delays. (More derailment stories.)

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