Dozens Injured, One Fatality Following Hoboken Commuter Train Crash
Investigators have only recently reached the scene of a catastrophic commuter
train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey. The railcar slammed into the transit
hub of the Hoboken Terminal building a little before 9:00 AM EST at a
high speed, skidding over safety and stop blocks. There has been at least
one fatality reported and upwards of 100 injuries, several of them serious;
Jersey City Medical Center has reportedly accepted 10 people with severe
injuries so far.
Photographs of the crash site quickly went up to social media accounts
and showed the first train car all but flattened and crumpled. The train
appeared to have hit an interior wall of the station, which finally brought
it to a stop. An unidentified transportation worker expressed concern
over the structural integrity of the depot, fearing the impact could have
done enough damage to cause an eventual collapse.
Many commuters were displaced to other forms of public transportation to
clear out the train station. With this
railroad accident occurring only hours ago, investigations are still underway and it is
not clear when the railway system would open again. There is also no early
guess as to why the train did not slow down before crashing into the station.
Causes could be mechanical defects of the train, electrical faults in
the rail system, operator negligence, and so forth.
(The New York Times has an online article with additional information, which can be read by
Having learned that this accident occurred fairly close to our law office
here in New York City, Morelli Law Firm would like to extend our best
wishes and condolences to everyone involved in the accident and their
families. As one of the nation’s leading injury law firms for train
accident cases – we are currently representing numerous passengers
who were injured in the Amtrak train crash last year, and we have been
appointed by a federal judge in Philadelphia to be one of the lead plaintiffs’
lawyers for the entire litigation – we will be watching this story
closely as it develops.
If you would like to learn about our legal services and your rights as
a party injured by the Hoboken train crash this morning, you can
contact us online or dial toll-free