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Train overruns stop at New Jersey station

From Allan Chernoff, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Thirty-three people suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospitals
  • NEW: Five others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
  • A train overran its stop in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • The bumper block is meant to stop trains and absorb the impact

New York (CNN) -- An underground train overran its stop in Hoboken, New Jersey, colliding with the bumper block at the station on Sunday morning, forcing the station there to suspend operations, officials said.

Thirty-three people were transported to nearby hospitals after suffering minor injuries, according to Port Authority spokeswoman Justine Karp.

Five others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

There was no derailment.

Several people were transferred to Hoboken University Medical Center for treatment.

Bumper blocks stop trains that pass their stops, absorbing the impact.

A similar incident occurred in 2009 at the 33rd Street Station near Herald Square in Manhattan, when a train crashed into a barricade.

Authorities say they are investigating Sunday's incident.

 
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