More than 100 people have been injured after a rush hour train derailed and smashed into a platform this morning.
At least 103 people suffered minor injuries, and one woman broke leg, after The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train crashed at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, New York.
Shocking pictures show glass panels and metal safety doors smashed in after the train crashed while travelling at about 10 to 15mph.
Sources said the train was going too fast as it entered the station carrying around 600 passengers, but officials have not confirmed this.
“People (were) flying everywhere,” passenger Serena Janae wrote on Facebook.
The train failed to stop on time and struck a bumping block, which caused it to derail, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a briefing at the crash site.
Commuter Daniel Alvarez, 49, told nydailynews.com “The train was rolling into the station as usual. It was packed, so everyone was standing up.
“Then all of a sudden, a huge crash. Talk about hitting a brick wall.”
Passenger Ry Karl shared footage of the train embedded in the terminal as shell-shocked commuters are seen staring at the wreckage.
He wrote on Twitter: “Well, this is one way to start the morning. My train crashed through Atlantic Terminal. Hope everyone else is ok.”
Witnesses reported hearing a loud boom when the train crashed at 8.30am (1.30pm) local time today.
Images show the legs of a passenger sat down in the train, seemingly resting after the crash, while emergency crews treated the “walking wounded.”
According to the New York City Fire Department, there were no serious injuries in the incident.
The authority tweeted: “103 injuries reported at scene of Atlantic Terminal LIRR train derailment, all non-life-threatening.
“Patients are going to Brooklyn Hospital, Methodist Hospital & Kings County Hospital.”
Passenger Aaron Neufeld said the majority of people injured were in the first carriage.
LIRR, which operates the train, tweeted after the incident: “Anticipate possible delays into and out of Atlantic Terminal this morning due to an incident at the terminal.”
The cause of the crash is not immediately known, and the incident is under investigation, police Detective Ahmed Nasser said.
The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration sent investigators to Atlantic Terminal, which also connects commuters to nine city subway lines and is one of New York’s busiest stations.
The derailment, which severely damaged the train’s front two cars, was the second major accident involving New York City’s commuter railroads in the past three months.
In late September, a New Jersey Transit train crashed into a terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey, killing one woman and injuring 114 people, including the engineer.