PATH Train Hits Station Barrier; 12 Hurt

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009  |  Updated 10:54 AM EDT
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PATH Train Hits Bumper Block

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PATH Train Hits Bumper Block

A PATH train has struck a bumper block at a station in midtown Manhattan, resulting in reports of minor injuries.
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A PATH train struck a bumper block at Penn Station in Manhattan this morning, resulting in reports of minor injuries.

Port Authority spokeswoman Jen Friedberg said the 7:59 a.m. train out of Hoboken, N.J., hit the bumper as it arrived in Penn Station about 8:15 a.m.

A total of 12 people were injured in the crash, and nine were taken to Bellevue Hospital. Three others refused medical treatment at the scene, according to EMS officials.

Friedberg said officials are investigating about 10 minor injuries. She didn't know whether they were among train crew or passengers.

City officials said West 33rd Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues was temporarily closed to traffic, but all lanes were reopened on 6th Avenue by 10:15 a.m. There are no PATH train service delays.

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