Injuries reported as Conn. commuter trains collide

Posted at 7:00 PM, May 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-17 18:00:50-04

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."

The railroad says the accident involved a New York-bound train leaving New Haven. It derailed and hit a westbound train near Fairfield, Conn. Some cars on the second train also derailed.