|Probe begins after Conn. commuter trains crash
Updated May 18, 08:28 AM
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent about 70 people to the hospital, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the congested Northeast Corridor.
The crash happened Friday evening on the Metro-North Railroad, which serves the northern suburbs of New York City.
The train was hit by a train heading west from New Haven to Grand Central on an adjacent track, MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said.