Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante tweeted at 1:50 p.m. that the cyclist was alive and that NJ Transit Police were handling the incident with assistance from city police. A spokesperson for NJ Transit said the cyclist suffered minor scrapes and bruises and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
There was also a crash at Observer Highway and Washington Street between a vehicle and a Hoboken police detective car responding to the light rail scene. According to Chief Ferrante, an officer and driver from the other vehicle were both transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
One light rail track remained open after the incident but traffic was rerouted around the intersection, where traffic crosses the light rail tracks from several directions including Paterson Plan Road, Paterson Avenue, and Marshall Street.