Metro North Trains Collide In Connecticut

Two Metro North trains collided Friday night near Fairfield, CT. Governor Dan Malloy told reporters during a new conference that 60 people have been transported to hospitals, 5 in critical condition.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A New York-area commuter railroad says two trains have collided in Connecticut, and there are preliminary reports of injuries.

The Metro-North Railroad says emergency workers are arriving at the scene of Friday’s accident. The rail line referred to it in a news release as a “major derailment.”

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8. Fairfield Police spokesman Lt. James Perez confirms injuries:


Shortly before 7 p.m., Perez said there were reports of four injuries: one person with severe back pain, one person with severe neck pain and two people with unknown injuries.

After the collision, about 200 or 300 passengers walked off the train and remained with their briefcases, luggage, cell phones and other belongings.

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