Woman struck by train in Stratford

(AP) - Officials say a New Haven woman is in critical condition after being struck by a commuter train in Stratford.A spokesman for Metro-North Railroad

STRATFORD - (AP) - Officials say a New Haven woman is in critical condition after being struck by a commuter train in Stratford.

A spokesman for Metro-North Railroad said 31-year-old Latoya Roberts and 34-year-old Napoleon Jenkins of Bridgeport apparently were trying to cross the tracks shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday as the train with about 150 passengers aboard was approaching.

Spokesman Dan Brucker said Jenkins managed to climb onto the platform and was trying to pull Roberts onto the platform when she was hit by the train. She was taken to Bridgeport Hospital.

Brucker said the engineer sounded the horn and applied the emergency brakes, but the train could not stop in time.

None of the passengers was hurt.

Brucker said Jenkins was charged with criminal trespassing.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Team of the Week: St. Joseph High School 1 Team of the Week: St. Joseph High School football
Police say the driver hit a utility pole 2 Car hits pole, rolls over on Fairfield Avenue
VIDEO: Bridgeport landlord sentencing 3 VIDEO: Bridgeport landlord sentencing
Police say the driver came very close to 4 Driver crashes into a pallet of wood in Norwalk
Bridgeport police say there is now a cash 5 Family of hit-and-run victim asks for information

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

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