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May 17, 2013 7:23 PM by NBC News

Several Injured in Commuter Train Crash

CONNECTICUT (NBC) -Twenty to 25 people are injured after two Metro North commuter trains collided in Connecticut during the Friday evening rush hour, police said.

Emergency crews are on the scene near the Bridgeport-Fairfield town line after one train derailed and was then struck by a second train, according to Fairfield police.

There were no fatalities, Lt. James Perez of Fairfield Police said, and the injured were taken to St. Vincent's Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital.

One of the trains derailed and was struck by an oncoming train, according to Perez. He said it was not known why the first train derailed.

Eastbound Metro North service was disrupted at South Norwalk, while westbound service was being provided past Bridgeport, the Metro North said.

The collision roiled the Friday commute home for a wave of commuters heading home from New York. At Metro North's small South Norwalk station, hundreds of passengers scrambled to hail cabs to complete their trips home.



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