Posted: 10:02 am Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
By Donna Donna
BROOKLYN, NY – A New York passenger train derailed Wednesday morning, injuring dozens of passengers.
A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn during the morning rush when the train plowed into the terminal around 8:30 a.m.
The FDNY initially said dozens of people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and all of those injured were treated at the scene, NBC New York reported.
The FDNY later said at least 103 people were injured, with some patients being transported to local hospitals. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the most serious injury was a broken leg.
103 injuries reported at scene of Atlantic Terminal LIRR train derailment, all non-life-threatening pic.twitter.com/t5p78cAFlU
— FDNY (@FDNY) January 4, 2017
Photos posted on social media showed shattered glass and debris. They also showed the train tipped at an angle and smoke on the platform.
The @LIRR train was supposed to stop at a bumper & didn't, but glad to report there were no deaths; the most serious injury was a broken leg
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 4, 2017
— Liz Dahlem (@lizdahlem) January 4, 2017
— Aaron D. Neufeld (@Aaron_D_Neufeld) January 4, 2017
The derailment caused heavy delays on streets near the terminal as authorities were on the scene. NYC Emergency Management announced road closures and said commuters should expect traffic delays during the day.
— Steven Zundell (@StevenZundell) January 4, 2017
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority alerted commuters that there may be delays into and out of the terminal today due to the incident.
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) January 4, 2017
Anticipate possible delays into and out of Atlantic Terminal this morning due to an incident at the terminal.
— LIRR (@LIRR) January 4, 2017