NJ Transit settles lawsuits in deadly crash at commuter station

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FILE – This Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, shows damage done to the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, N.J., after a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others. NJ Transit has reached settlements in lawsuits filed by the family of a woman killed and people injured in a 2016 crash when a train slammed into a Hoboken station. NJ Transit spokesperson Nancy Snyder said settlements were reached in the lawsuits on Wednesday evening, May 12, 2021, NJ.com reported. (Chris O’Neil/NTSB photo via AP, File)

HOBOKEN, N.J. — NJ Transit has reached settlements in lawsuits filed by the family of a woman killed and several people injured in a 2016 crash when a train slammed into a station in Hoboken, New Jersey.

NJ.com reports NJ Transit spokesperson Nancy Snyder said the settlements were reached Wednesday evening.

She said each was more than $500,000 but did not specify the amount.

Fabiola Bittar de Kroon was killed by falling debris in the Sept. 29, 2016, crash that injured more than 100 people.

Attorneys for her family and several of those injured said their clients hope NJ Transit will make changes so a tragedy like the fatal train crash never happens again.

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