At least three are dead and over 100 injured, some critically, when a packed commuter train slammed at full speed into and through a bumper at the end of the line. The station also incurred significant damage.
Nancy Bido, a passenger on the train, told WNBC-TV in New York that the train didn't slow as it pulled into the station. "It just never stopped. It was going really fast, and the terminal was basically the brake for the train," she said.
Approximately 250 passengers were aboard, as the incident occurred during their east-coast rush hour.
A similar event - though not nearly as bad - occurred here a couple of years ago when a light rail train crashed through a bumper at the end of the "yellow" line. Fortunately, the cars were unoccupied, apart from the operator, who sustained minor injuries.