New Jersey train collides with wall in Hoboken

Published 09/29 2016 08:58AM

Updated 09/29 2016 08:58AM

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HOBOKEN, N.J. -- A commuter train struck a wall after entering a station in New Jersey Thursday morning.

It happened around 8:30 a.m., the police said. Serious injuries have been reported, but the exact details are not known.

“It simply did not stop,” anchor John Minko of CBS New York radio station WFAN, who witnessed the crash, told CBS New York station WINS-AM. “It went right through the barriers and into the reception area.”

Emergency crews are arriving on the scene.

Photos from the scene show a damaged New Jersey Transit rail car inside the station, surrounded by debris.

CBS News executive editor Steve Capus described the scene at the station to CBSN as “devastating.” He saw one person on the ground who appeared to have a broken leg and many others walking around the station looking dazed.

Scores of people were in a triage area at the station, many with bloodied shirts and clothing, Capus reports.

Hoboken is directly across the Hudson River from New York City.

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