Video Report of train crash in Bridgeort–
5:54pm–#Bridgeport CT–Fairfield firefighters received call of a train derailment near the Metro Station with smoke inside the cars. The crash happened in Bridgeport on Commerce Drive closer to the McDonalds under the I-95 underpass. Reported hospital injuries are twenty injuries at St. Vincent’s Hospital with one critical, twenty six injuries, 2 critical. Amtrack has confirmed suspension of trains. Photos in our video show that the tracks were split. We have also reported in the past on nightly work in the area on the tracks. Mutual aid from Westport, Norwalk, Easton and Trumbull and security from Fairfield University. Commerce Drive is closed from Dewey Street in Bridgeport to Brentwood Avenue in Fairfield. Both trains are the new M-8 railcars. The tracks cannot be repaired until the investigation of the collision is completed. Expect big delays on Monday.

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