At Least 103 Injured in Long Island Rail Road Derailment at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn

A woman being carried off the LIRR by firefighters after a derailment occurred at Atlantic Terminal.

At least 103 people were injured this morning after a train traveling to Atlantic Terminal from Far Rockaway, Queens, hit a bumping block at Atlantic Terminal. The train was knocked off the tracks after hitting the bumping block at the end of the track where the train is supposed to stop, causing one truck and one axle to “run off the rails,” according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“It was a train that didn’t stop when it was supposed to. [The train] hit the bumping block at a fairly low rate of speed,” the govenor said, adding that it’s unclear how fast the train was traveling at the time of the crash.

He called it a “relatively minor accident, luckily.” None of the injuries are considered life threatening.

Today’s Atlantic Terminal train crash comes on the heels of the 2016 train crash at Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey, which occurred less than four months ago. The Hoboken Terminal accident occurred after a commuter train smashed through a bumper block, and injured 115 including a fatally injured woman who was standing near the platform.