LIRR Train Derails, Injuring 76 People In Brooklyn At Atlantic Terminal

LIRR Train Derails, Injuring 76 People In Brooklyn At Atlantic Terminal

An LIRR train in Brooklyn derailed during the morning rush hour Wednesday, injuring 76 people, officials said.

The Long Island Railroad train was arriving at the Atlantic Terminal about 8:20 a.m. when it overshot the platform and slammed into the bumper block, causing a sharp stop and a partial derailment, sources said.

In all, 76 people suffered minor injuries. The victims were being evaluated at the scene, officials said. One woman was brought out on a stretcher.

Shaken commuters posted photos of emergency workers responding to the scene online.

“Lots of police and fire at Atlantic,” one person wrote on Twitter. “Looks like a LIRR train didn’t stop at the end of the platform.”

Another person posted, “Atlantic Avenue Terminal is insane right now because of the passenger train derailment.”

The MTA said the derailment was causing traffic and transit delays and road closures near Atlantic and Flatbush Aves.

“Anticipate possible delays into and out of Atlantic Terminal this morning due to an incident at the terminal,” the MTA posted on Twitter.

Cops shut down the entire block around Barclays Center.

“An incident,” wrote another person on Twitter. “What you really mean is your train crashed into the wall!”