FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A New York-area commuter railroad says two trains have collided in Connecticut. Police say that 20 or more people were injured, but that there were no fatalities. 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."
Probably took out more hedge fund managers than Occupy Wall Street has in three years.
Lucy! You got some 'splainin' to do!
Why would any one take public transport?
Ask Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's relatives that question, R6.
Two Metro-North passenger trains heading in opposite directions collided during rush hour Friday evening, causing damage and injuries, a transit service spokeswoman said.
The trains derailed along the system's New Haven line, near Bridgeport, Connecticut, an MTA alert said.
A train heading from New Haven to New York City derailed around 6:10 p.m., hitting the other train, Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said. That caused some cars on the second train, which was destined for New Haven, to likewise leave the tracks.
Preliminary reports indicate the crash caused some injuries, Anders said, although it wasn't immediately known how serious they are.
Brian Alvarez, who saw the wreckage, described the scene as "pretty graphic."
"I saw this one car and it was completely destroyed and they were pulling people out of the car," Alvarez said. "And they had broken ... limbs and they were all bloody."
Power has been shut off along the line and service has been halted -- westbound past Bridgeport and eastbound beyond South Norwalk -- because of the derailment.
Bridgeport is about 60 miles northeast of New York City on the Long Island Sound.