Metro-North Trains Collide in Connecticut, 60 Injured
wo Metro-North commuter trains collided in Connecticut during the Friday evening rush hour after one train derailed and struck a second train, injuring 60 people, five critically, officials said.
An eastbound train derailed at about 6:10 p.m. and struck a westbound train between the Fairfield and Bridgeport stations, an MTA official told NBC News.
"We came to a sudden halt. We were jerked. There was smoke," said Alex Cohen, a Canadian passenger on the westbound train en route to New York. "People were screaming; people were really nervous. We were pretty shaken up. They had to smash a window to get us out."
There were no fatalities, according to Lt. James Perez of Fairfield Police. Both trains were evacuated.
More train related violence, nothing to see here move along.