NTSB trying to recover train's data recorders
NEW JERSEY (FOX 5 NEWS) - One day after a train came barreling through the Hoboken Terminal, a lot of chaos remains with commuters trying to find alternate routes because New Jersey Transit trains still aren't running. Also many parts of the station are still blocked off with police tape as officials continue their investigation.
More than 100 people were injured and one woman died in Thursday's train wreck. Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, 34, of Hoboken, was killed by debris while waiting for her train after having just dropped her daughter off at day care.
Investigators spent Friday examining a black box from the train. The device contains information on the train's speed. They've also been struggling to extract a second recorder without damaging it. That particular device could show if there was anything in front of the train before it crashed.
In the meantime, New Jersey commuters say they've been stressed out trying to figure out how to get to and from work. But while they're frustrated, the commuters also say their hearts go out to the victims of the crash and their loved ones.
The train's engineer was pulled by first responders from the first car yesterday and he was then hospitalized. State officials say the engineer has been cooperating as they continuing interviewing him to learn more about what happened.
The ferry, buses and PATH trains are still running. No word on when New Jersey Transit service will resume.