Passenger in crash says he saw woman pinned

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) – 9:55 a.m. – A passenger says the commuter train that crashed in New Jersey was crowded and plowed through the platform at the end of the line.

Bhagyesh Shah told NBC New York he saw a lot of people bleeding and a woman pinned under concrete Thursday morning at New Jersey Transit’s Hoboken station.

Shah says he was in the back of the train but that many people use the front cars, since it makes for an easier exit. He says the train plowed into the platform. He says it lasted only a couple seconds, “but it felt like an eternity.”

He tells the TV station that passengers in the second car broke the emergency windows to get out.

Images from the scene show damage to the rail car and extensive structural damage, but there’s no official word on the number of injuries.

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9:30 a.m.

A commuter train has crashed into a rail station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour, causing serious damage.

TV footage and photos from the scene Thursday morning show damage to the rail car and extensive structural damage to the Hoboken station.

Radio station WFAN anchor John Minko told New York radio station WINS that the train “went right through the barriers and into the reception area.”

Rail service was suspended in and out of Hoboken, which is 7 miles outside New York City.

There is no word so far on any injuries.

Emergency crews are arriving on the scene.

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9:10 a.m.

A commuter train has crashed into a rail station in New Jersey.

Emergency crews are arriving on the scene in Hoboken on Thursday morning.

Photos from the scene show a damaged New Jersey Transit rail car inside the station, surrounded by debris.

There is no word on the damage or any possible injuries.

Hoboken is across the river from New York City.

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