Some remain in critical condition after train collision

An American Medical Response ambulance leaves the scene of a collision between two Metro-North trains Friday, May 17, crossing a police barricade near Fairfield Avenue and State Street in Bridgeport. (John Kovach Photo)

 

Some of those injured in Friday night’s train collision of two Metro-North trains remain hospitalized Saturday.

Friday evening’s collision left 60 people injured, five critically.

Of the 26 taken to Bridgeport Hospital, two remain critical, one is stable and 23 were treated and released.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center, where the other injured were taken, has been asked for an update on their conditions.

One of the injured was in “very critical” condition, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday night.

“This is a very serious incident as you are probably all aware,” Malloy said during a press conference on Commerce Street near the Bridgeport-Fairfield border Friday night, May 17.

One of the trains intruded into the other, Malloy said.

The crash straddled Bridgeport and Fairfield, and drew emergency responders from the city, the town and as far away as Waterbury.

The National Transportation Safety Board was expected to begin its investigation Saturday, May 18.

Updates will be posted as they become available.

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