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Train crashes pulling into NJ station hurting 34

By DAVID PORTER
Associated Press
      HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - Officials say 34 people were injured when a
train pulling into the Hoboken, N.J., station struck an abutment,
shutting down service indefinitely.
      Mayor Dawn Zimmer says none of the injuries in the 8:30 a.m.
Sunday crash are considered life-threatening. The victims were
taken to three area hospitals for treatment of their injuries,
which mostly were cuts and bruises.
      The cause of the crash remains under investigation. But city
police say it appears that a mechanical failure is to blame.
      The National Transportation SafBy DAVID PORTER
Associated Press
      HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - Officials say 34 people were injured when a
train pulling into the Hoboken, N.J., station struck an abutment,
shutting down service indefinitely.
      Mayor Dawn Zimmer says none of the injuries in the 8:30 a.m.
Sunday crash are considered life-threatening. The victims were
taken to three area hospitals for treatment of their injuries,
which mostly were cuts and bruises.
      The cause of the crash remains under investigation. But city
police say it appears that a mechanical failure is to blame.
      The National Transportation Safety Board and the Port Authority
of New York and New Jersey are investigating.
      Zimmer says one of the two train tracks may be reopened Sunday
afternoon. Officials are hopeful the other will open in time for
the Monday morning commute. Nevertheless, additional bus and ferry
service will be provided.
      

      
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ety Board and the Port Authority
of New York and New Jersey are investigating.
      Zimmer says one of the two train tracks may be reopened Sunday
afternoon. Officials are hopeful the other will open in time for
the Monday morning commute. Nevertheless, additional bus and ferry
service will be provided.
   

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