PATH train crash injures 34; two tracks expected to re-open
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HOBOKEN - Thirty four people were injured and sent to area hospitals Sunday after a train on track two in the Hoboken PATH station failed to stop as it approached the terminal, and crashed into the platform.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m., Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said.

The incident was under investigation Sunday.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the PATH trains, did not address the media at a press conference on Sunday afternoon, but Zimmer, alongside Hoboken Police Captain James Fitzsimmons, issued a statement at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The 34 injuries were "non-life threatening", and Zimmer said there were many people with bruises, neck injuries, and bloody noses. Zimmer thanked the authorities for their prompt response to the incident.

There was damage to track two, but crews would be working at the station through the night, Zimmer said.

The other two tracks were expected to be opened on Monday morning for rush hour.

Zimmer said more information would be available on the city website, HobokenNJ.org, as well as the Port Authority's website. - Ray Smith

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