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 PATH Train Hits Barrier at Hoboken Station

 Jul 19, 2004 5:10 pm US/Eastern (1010 WINS)

 
(Hoboken, NJ) A PATH train bumped into a barrier past the platform in the Hoboken station on Monday, leaving seven passengers complaining of back or shoulder pain, the commuter line operator said.

Those passengers were taken to hospitals for medical evaluation, and the train was taken out of service, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The seven-car train arriving from the World Trade Center station was "relatively empty," given that the accident happened at 3:15 p.m., and suffered minor damage, Coleman said.

Service into and out of Hoboken was not affected.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. The conductor and engineer were to be interviewed and tested for drugs and alcohol, Coleman said, which is standard procedure in such cases.

Coleman said he had no immediate information on the speed of the train or the condition of the track and any signals at the time of the accident.
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[2] Nine are injured as PATH train overshoots stop

Cause of Hoboken accident investigated

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

By Journal staff Newhouse News Service

A PATH train entering the Hoboken station overshot its stop and hit into a bumper at the end of the track, injuring nine people yesterday afternoon, according to reports.

Of the nine, eight were treated and released from local hospitals.

The seven-car train, arriving from the World Trade Center station, was "relatively empty," given that the accident happened at 3:15 p.m., and suffered minor damage, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the system.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. The conductor and engineer were to be interviewed and tested for drugs and alcohol, Coleman said, which is standard procedure in such cases.

Coleman said he had no immediate information on the speed of the train or the condition of the track and any signals at the time of the accident.

Train service during the evening rush hour was not interrupted because of the accident.

Most of the people who suffered injuries complained of back and shoulder pain, said Coleman.

The injured passengers along with the train's engineer and a conductor were taken to St. Mary Hospital in Hoboken and Christ Hospital and Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City. Their names were not released yesterday.

"It was a little chaotic at first, but once we found out we didn't have that many critical injuries, things settled down a bit," said Capt. Scott Whalen of the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Squad.

Of the nine victims, five were treated and released at St. Mary Hospital and three were treated and released at Christ Hospital, said Joan Quigley, a spokesperson for Bon Secours, the company that runs the two hospitals. A ninth victim was taken to the Jersey City Medical Center and was listed in guarded condition, according to a Medical Center spokesperson.

Hoboken Mayor David Roberts was at the station following the accident and praised emergency responders for their quick actions.

"Once again, I'm very proud of Hoboken's first responders," he said. "Within minutes or less, our volunteer ambulance corps our Fire Department, our emergency management personnel, our Police Department, were there, along with responders from the Port Authority Police. There is a sense of readiness that these highly trained professionals exhibit. I'm proud for them and how well they do their jobs."

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