September 2016: Hoboken Train Crash

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

World News | Disasters & Science News

Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of September 2016.

1. Native Mosquitoes in Miami Test Positive for Zika 2. ITT Tech Closes its Doors 3. Wells Fargo Fined 4. U.S. Open Winners 5. Miss Arkansas Wins Miss America 6. NCAA Leaves North Carolina 7. U.S. and Israel Reach $38 Billion Deal 8. Government Recalls Samsung Note 7 9. Police Kill Tyre King in Columbus 10. Playwright Edward Albee Dies 11. Tensions Mount Over Dakota Access Pipeline 12. Police Kill Terence Crutcher in Tulsa 13. Bombs in New York and New Jersey 14. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nine Stabbed at Minnesota Mall 15. Sound of Music's Charmian Carr Dies 16. Police Kill Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte 17. Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce 18. Billionaire Leon Cooperman Charged with Insider Trading 19. Millions Are Compromised in Yahoo Hack 20. Man Armed with Shotgun Kills Five in Burlington, Wash. 21. Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies 22. Pitcher José Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident 23. Clinton v. Trump in First Presidential Debate 24. Police Kill Black Man in San Diego 25. Congress Denies Obama's Veto 26. School Shooting in South Carolina 27. Train Crash in Hoboken, New Jersey
Hoboken Train Crash
Image of crashed train
On September 29, 2016, a commuter train in Hoboken, New Jersey crashes into the barrier at end of the track, destroying part of the station and causing part of the roof to collapse. The train crash kills one person and injures more than 100. The 34-year-old woman who died, Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, was standing on the platform when she was hit with heavy falling debris. So far officials say it is unclear why the train was traveling at such a high speed and failed to stop before the barrier. There will be an investigation into the train's engineer, who has worked for the New Jersey Transit System for over 29 years.
Photo source: Chris O'Neil/NTSB photo via AP
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