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Investigation begins after Connecticut commuter trains collide (+video)

On Friday, two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains collided just outside of Bridgeport, Conn., in what officials are calling a 'major derailment.' Seventy passengers were injured.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, as well as officials are from the NTSB briefed reporters Saturday morning on a major train crash left dozens hurt.
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Two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent about 70 people to the hospital, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the congested Northeast Corridor.

Three patients remained in critical condition Saturday morning, with two of those stable, according to officials at two Bridgeport hospitals.

The crash happened Friday evening on the Metro-North Railroad, which serves the northern suburbs of New York City.

 

Passengers described a chaotic, terrifying scene of crunching metal and flying bodies.

"All I know was I was in the air, hitting seats, bouncing around, flying down the aisle and finally I came to a stop on one seat," Lola Oliver, 49, of Bridgeport, told The Associated Press. "It happened so fast I had no idea what was going on. All I know is we crashed."

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