A major crash in Hoboken early Thursday morning has claimed the lives of
at least one victim and injured numerous others. According to New Jersey
Transit, the crash occurred shortly before 9:00 am when a Pacsack Valley
line train en route from Spring Valley, New York crashed into the station
at the Hoboken transit hub.
Because the crash occurred at the peak of morning rush hour, and because
the Pascack Valley line transports thousands of New York City-bound commuters
through Bergen County, first responders are reporting numerous casualties.
Although officials are still working to treat passengers and victims,
initial reports state that at least one victims has died and more than
100 have been injured.
Authorities report the cause of the crash is still unknown and that an
investigation surrounding the incident at the Hoboken train station are
still ongoing. Officials from New Jersey Transit stated there were no
apparent signs of terrorism, and the crash potentially appears to have
been an accident.
Investigators from the Federal Railroad Administration and the National
Transportation Safety Board are also looking into the crash. These agencies
are commonly involved in investigating large scale incidents, including
the 2015 Amtrak crash in Philadelphia that injured over 200 and killed
8. Investigations discovered that the train in that incident was traveling
at an excessive speed when it derailed.
As more details about the crash become available, we send our support to
all victims and emergency responders who are still dealing with the aftermath.
Our legal team also offers our full and passionate support to victims
and families who may wish to learn more about their legal rights. Although
investigations are ongoing, certain parties may be liable for the losses
victims and families suffer should it be discovered that negligence was
involved, or the crash could have otherwise been prevented.
Contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law if you have any questions regarding your rights.