LIRR Train Derails in Brooklyn; Over 100 Injured

LIRR Train Derails in Brooklyn; Over 100 Injured 

Posted: 9:42 am Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

By levineonscene


Photo Credit @FDNY Via Twitter

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.

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 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.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority alerted commuters that there may be delays into and out of the terminal today due to the incident.