HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSMiami/AP) – A New Jersey transit train crashed in Hoboken, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others during the morning rush Thursday.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said most of the injuries in the Hoboken train crash came from people aboard the train, not standing on the platform.
However, Christie noted during a news conference that the one person who died was a woman who was standing on the platform and was struck by debris. He says 108 people were injured.
Christie says there is no reason to believe there will be any more fatalities.
Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo say the New Jersey Transit train was going too fast when it came into the station Thursday morning, but it’s unclear why.
Christie says there’s no indication so far that the crash was anything but a “tragic accident,” but he noted it was too early to make assumptions.
Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump extended their best wishes to the victims of the crash.
Clinton said from Iowa on Thursday that she was sending her “thoughts and prayers” to the victims and their families. She says the crash was personal to her as a New York resident, and she called it a “horrible accident.”
Trump tweeted, “My condolences to those involved in today’s horrible accident in NJ and my deepest gratitude to all of the amazing first responders.”
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