New York Governor: train crashes in Brooklyn

New York Governor: train crashes in Brooklyn

A Long Island Rail Road commuter train crashed at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, New York, this morning, injuring 103 passengers, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, adding that the worst injury is believed to be a broken leg.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said none of the injuries were life threatening.

According to a representative for the New York Fire Department, "One of the rails actually pierced the bottom of the train ... We are fortunate we didn't have more serious injuries."

Cuomo said the train hit the track's bumping block. "When it hit the block, the block knocked it off the tracks," he said. "It was a train that didn't stop when it was supposed to [and] hit the block at a fairly low rate of speed."

"As a result of the impact, the lead wheel assembly derailed, as did one additional axle," the MTA said in a statement.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, ABC News reports.

FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Daniel Donoghue said more than 600 people were on the train.


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