Injuries Reported In 'Major' Train Derailment In Connecticut
Two Metro-North Railroad trains have collided on a stretch of track near Fairfield, Conn., causing a "major derailment" and "preliminary reports of injuries," according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The Associated Press quotes a police spokesman as saying there are 20 to 25 injuries, but no fatalities in the accident.
According to The Hartford Courant:
"A Metro-North commuter train derailed Friday night and hit a train heading in the opposite direction near the Fairfield-Bridgeport border, and there are preliminary reports of injuries, an MTA official said.
At about 6:10 p.m. an eastbound train, the 4:41 p.m. train out of New Haven, derailed just east of the Fairfield metro station, said Marjorie Anders, an MTA spokeswoman. It then hit the side of a westbound train on the adjacent track.
Emergency personnel are on scene and there are preliminary reports of injuries, she said."