First responders: Metro-North crash was 'chaos'

First responders who were at the scene of last week's Metro-North collision say it was chaos. One train was traveling to Grand Central and another

The NTSB says a portion of the track had been repaired last month.

The NTSB says a portion of the track had been repaired last month. (5/25/13)

BRIDGEPORT - First responders who were at the scene of last week's Metro-North collision say it was chaos.

One train was traveling to Grand Central and another was heading to New Haven when they collided after the latter train derailed in Bridgeport. First responders say it was lucky that only 70 people were injured, adding that because it was rush hour, the injuries could have been far more severe.

Emergency response officials say there is much to learn from the harrowing scene. Several stressed the need for regional emergency operations procedures.

The investigation into what caused the crash is ongoing.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Authorities are working to return a homicide suspect 1 Authorities work to return homicide suspect to CT
The car, which was carrying two people, crashed 2 Man dies after car crashes into Saugatuck River
The couple's child has Leigh's disease, which doesn't 3 Bridgeport couple raising money for son with rare illness
The crash happened on Main Street around 4 4 Car flips after crash into pole in Stratford
5 12 on Health: Foods that help fight diseases

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The NTSB says a portion of the track Officials: Engineer describes 'unusual' track condition before crash

One of the engineers involved in last week's derailment and crash on Metro-North's New Haven

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE