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At Least 33 Injured After LIRR Train Derailment

At least 33 people were injured after a Long Island Railroad (LIRR) passenger train partially derailed a half mile east of New Hyde Park, officials said. The train had sideswiped a stationary maintenance car, officials said.   All the victims suffered non-life threatening injuries, Nassau County Executive Ed…

Victims Plan To Sue NJ Transit Over Hoboken Train Crash

Three injured victims of the Hoboken train crash intend to sue NJ Transit, according to reports. They sent notices to NJ Transit on Monday, the first step in the process to recover monetary damages.   Anthony Prieto, 27, of Lyndhurst, N.J. was standing in the vestibule of the…

Passengers Speak Out After Hoboken Train Accident

Mike Scelzo was released from the Jersey City Medical Center after he was treated for lacerations on his face and a black eye, according to reports.   He told reporters that he had boarded the train at Oradell and was chatting with another passenger when he felt the…

Fabiola Bittar de Kroon Named Sole Victim In Hoboken Train Derailment

Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, 34, was killed in the Hoboken train crash that also injured over 100 people, according to multiple reports.   De Kroon was killed when she was struck by falling debris from the train crash into the Hoboken Terminal, according to the New York Times….

Hoboken Train Crash Kills 3, Injures 100

At least three people are dead and more than 100 people are injured after a New Jersey Transit train crashed into the Hoboken station during Thursday morning’s rush hour, officials said.   According to a preliminary investigation, the cause of the crash may be accidental or caused by…

Lincoln Tunnel Bus Crash Injures 15 People

At least 15 people were injured after an NJ Transit bus rear-ended another bus in the Lincoln Tunnel on Monday morning, officials said. The Route 114 bus, from Plainfield to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, rear-ended a Route 190 bus, officials said.   There were 103 passengers on…

Several Injured After NJ Transit Bus Crashes Into Tree

Roughly 25 people were treated for non-life threatening injuries after an New Jersey Transit Bus carrying 31 passengers crashed into a tree on Monday afternoon, officials said. The accident occurred around 2 p.m. at Wainwright Street and Lyons Avenue.   “I ran out of the store along with…

New York Doles Out $38M For Commuter Rail Accident Settlements

The legal costs for two Metro-North derailments, including one of the deadliest crashes in the commuter railroad’s 33-year history, was more than $38.4 million and is set to climb in the years ahead, a Journal News report has found.   Most of the payouts went to injured passengers…

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