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New Jersey PATH train crash injures 34 people : Railroad Lawsuit News

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by admin on May 9, 2011

Hoboken, NJ — A PATH commuter train from New York crashed into the bumpers at the end of the track when it pulled into the train station in Hoboken, NJ. on Sunday morning.  Injuries were suffered by 34 train passengers.   Train service was shut down for hours.

Many of the injured train passengers were taken from the scene of the crash on stretchers.  None of the passengers suffered life-threatening injuries.  Most of the injured train passengers suffered cuts and bruises.  There were no deaths as a result of the crash.

Passengers on the train said that nothing about the trip had been out of the ordinary until the crash at the station.  They were shocked, but remained relatively calm under the circumstances.

The PATH (Port Authority Trans Hudson) rail system handles nearly 250,000 passenger trips each weekday and is the main transit link between Manhattan and neighboring New Jersey urban communities and suburban commuter railroads.

The cause of the commuter train crash is being investigated by the NTSB and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  A mechanical failure is suspected cause of the crash.  It is standard policy that the conductor of a commuter train involved in a crash is tested for drugs and alcohol.   There is no evidence in this case so far that suggesting the motorman of the train was impaired.

Train service had resumed for the Monday morning commute.

We are a top national commuter train passenger injury law firm. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries while a train passenger, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation and should contact us right away to discuss your case with an experienced train crash lawyer.  Let us help you recover the compensation you deserve.

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