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. posted on

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.”

Derailment also caused collision with east-bound train. There are injuries. No trains running in either direction for awhile. Amtrak stopped

Additional Photos From The Scene:

Metro north trains collide in Bridgeport. Passengers say there are injuries.

Update: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 7:36 p.m. ET:

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.

Update: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 7:49 p.m. ET:

Update: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 8:14 p.m. ET:

Bridgeport police: 27 injured at St. Vincent's Hospital. 22 injured at Bridgeport Hospital. Atleast 49 total injured #fairfield" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23fairfield">#fairfield

Update: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 8:39 p.m. ET:

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Photo 3: Debris on seats from inside the #MetroNorth" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23MetroNorth">#MetroNorth train crash. He was thrown off the seat but ok. #Bridgeport" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bridgeport">#Bridgeport

Update: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 9:02 p.m. ET:

PHOTO: Aerial photo of Connecticut trains collision - AEROPIX via @connpost" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/connpost">@connpost -

Update: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 9:25 p.m. ET:

60 people have been taken to the hospital. There are five people in critical condition, one in very critical condition.

Update: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 11:08 p.m. ET:

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