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A commuter train crashed at a station in New Jersey during the Thursday morning rush, killing at least one person and injuring about 100 others, a number of them seriously, the authorities said.
“There are fatalities,” said a senior transportation official who did not want to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly. “There are a significant number of injuries. The train was going very fast. There are structural concerns about the facility.”
Jim Smith, a spokesman for New Jersey Transit, said a commuter train struck the Hoboken Terminal building on Track 5 around 8:45 a.m. The train was No. 1614, traveling from Spring Valley to Hoboken on the Pascack Valley line.
Michael Larson, an agency employee, was in the station when the train crashed. He said he crawled on his hands and knees to pull people out of the first train car.
If a governor of a state, such as Chris Christie, who oversees New Jersey, really cared about the people he is responsible for protecting, he would have made sure that systems had put in place to prevent the engineer of a speeding train to cause a fatal accident if he had a heart attack. Well, that just happened, and all we know about Chris Christie is that he just laughed when his staff cut off traffic, including the need for ambulances, off the George Washington Bridge simply to get back at another politician who would not support him.
Chris Christie is the biggest fraud in American politics, and he is right behind Donald Trump.