FAIRFIELD, Connecticut — Two commuter trains collided outside New York City during the evening rush hour Friday, injuring 20 or more people, authorities said. There were no reports of fatalities.
The Metro-North Railroad, a commuter line serving the northern suburbs, referred in a news release to a "major derailment" near Fairfield, in southern Connecticut. It said emergency workers were at the scene of the accident, which came shortly after 6 p.m.
Twenty to 25 people were injured, Police Officer Matt Panilaitis told the Associated Press. He said there were no fatalities.