Two Commuter Trains Crash and Send 60 to the Hospital
During the evening rush hour Friday, two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Fairfield, Conn., with 60 people sent to local hospitals, according to the Associated Press. Five of the victims were critically hurt, and another one very badly injured.
The crash involved the Metro-North Railroad, which was caused by a derailment. A train that had left Grand Central Station to go to New Haven derailed near Fairfield, AP reported. Then a westbound train on an adjacent track hit the derailed train, causing some of its cars to derail.
Rail officials told AP that there was major damage to the to the two trains and the track.
Authorities were investigating the cause of the collision.