Derailed carriage smashes into Brooklyn platform during rush hour
The train failed to come to a complete stop at the station and hit the bumper at the end of the track
Metal safety doors were left smashed in after the train crashed carrying around 600 passengers sending people “flying everywhere”
At least 103 injured
The smashed front of her train after the crash that left over a hundred people injured
The Long Island Rail Road train overshot its platform and plowed into a bumper block, injuring more than 100 rush hour commuters Wednesday at the Atlantic Terminal.
The New York city bound train was coming from Far Rockaway, arriving at the Brooklyn transit hub around 8:20 a.m. when it slammed into the block at the end of the track .
At least 103 people suffered minor injuries, and one woman broke leg, as glass panels and metal safety doors smashed in after the train crashed while travelling at about 10 to 15mph.
Witnesses say the train was going too fast as it entered the station carrying around 600 passengers, but officials are yet to confirmed whether speed was a factor
Damage to the platform’s safety doors
In the words of Daniel Alvarez, a commuter : “The train was rolling into the station as usual. It was packed, so everyone was standing up.
“Then all of a sudden, a huge crash. Talk about hitting a brick wall.”
At least 103 people have been injured
Passenger Ry Karl shared footage of the train embedded in the terminal as shell-shocked commuters are seen staring at the wreckage.
He wrote on Twitter: “Well, this is one way to start the morning. My train crashed through Atlantic Terminal. Hope everyone else is ok.”
Witnesses reported hearing a loud boom when the train crashed at 8.30am (1.30pm) local time today.
Some of the injured were transported to hospital, while emergency crews treated the “walking wounded” on the spot
The New York City Fire Department said there were no serious injuries in the incident.They tweeted: “103 injuries reported at scene of Atlantic Terminal LIRR train derailment, all non-life-threatening.
pry open the doors to help the injured
“Patients are going to Brooklyn Hospital, Methodist Hospital & Kings County Hospital.”
Another passenger Aaron Neufeld said the majority of people injured were in the first carriage.
carry out a clearly distressed passenger
LIRR, which operates the train, tweeted after the incident: “Anticipate possible delays into and out of Atlantic Terminal this morning due to an incident at the terminal.”