On Wednesday morning a Long Island Rail Road train leaving Far Rockaway and heading into Brooklyn derailed, while coming into the last stop. Causing various passengers to suffer from minor injuries.
According to the Daily News, the “train overshot its platform and plowed into a bumper block.” This incident instantly reminded people of the Hoboken train crash that took place back in September.
Authorities say nearly 103 passengers suffered minor injuries, the most serious injury being a broken leg.
Steve Miller, 46, who was sitting aboard another train, described the crash. He said, “It looked like slow motion. It was a long crash, and then the whole place filled up with smoke and dust.”
According to authorities, the injuries were limited because the train was only traveling 10 to 15 mph at the time of the impact. It damaged the front two cars, and smashed through a bumper block and into a small room at the end of the track.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “There was extensive damage in Hoboken. That train was coming in much faster. This is minor compared to what happened in Hoboken. The question is why didn’t the operator stop the train.”
Victims from the crash were taken to Brooklyn Hospital, Kings County Hospital and Methodist Hospital.
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