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Breaking news right now on The Fox Report and we are learning it as I've looked down at my computer now the Associated Press saying that a New York area commuter railroad line has had two trains collide in Connecticut.
This is a rush hour time people are commuting back and forth these trains are usually packed.
A spokeswoman for metro north confirms that happened.
Within the past hour she says one train was headed east toward a Grand Central station in the heart of New York City.
Collided with a westbound train injuries are reported our Jonathan Hunt tracking developments inside the newsroom now Jonathan what do we know so far about the people -- Well we've just got blood from Fairfield Connecticut police department they are telling us Harris that that.
Twenty to 25.
No longer not life threatening injuries nobody as far as we're being told at the moment has been killed in this collision but twenty to 25.
Nonlife threatening injuries let me read you the statement we just got from metro and all to run this line.
At -- -- 610.
41 PM train out of New Haven -- Grand Central at 6:32 PM.
Some -- of that train at 5:30 PM out of New Haven do you 718.
Are arriving at this major derailment and their -- preliminary reports of injuries there is no metro north service between Stanford and New Haven trains on -- -- being stopped at the nearest station so again.
They are calling this a major.
25 nonlife threatening injuries but let me just tell you this as well that one piece of good news hit the pictures I'm seeing from some of the local -- stations who already have choppers up over the scene.
Show both trains actually still standing straight up neither of them flipped over it appears that would obviously be good news they appear to have moss side swiped each other rather than a head on collision -- All right and I'm asking right now because you're mentioning that local crews are now up in the air I'm asking when we might see pictures were standing by for that.
Jonathan I know you'll be working this in the newsroom we'll come back -- the news warrants that give people an idea.
Of what this is like at this time of day on a Friday afternoon to have these commuter line trains collide.
It's helpful to get some perspective on who rides them and just how -- they really are.
Our Trace Gallagher it was on our West Coast bureau when he lived on these -- to take this same train home from this very office.
On sixth avenue and Trace tell us a little bit about what we're talking about when we say packed with people.
Well you're talking about the primary means of transportation for commuters from the New York area out to Connecticut so when you talk about these trains -- -- Friday afternoon they are -- if there's any good news it all here.
Is that you go through the cities of Greenwich and Stamford and Norwalk in Westport moving up to Fairfield.
You tend to drop off a fair number of passengers -- that would at least limit.
The -- -- a little bit but we're not just talking about people who were sitting down in in seats of threes but also people standing up on these trains.
That's how crowded they can be.
Also keep -- -- -- these are the new and eight trains that metro -- north just put into service.
These things are moving sometimes upwards of ninety close to a hundred miles per hour you've got two trains going -- that velocity.
That can be a catastrophic.
As -- said the early reports are that they more may be side -- then directly collided.
But some of the pictures were seeing on the ground the train's kind of look like this the kind of look like Big -- over almost leaned over off the tracks but there are clearly some major sides of wreckage there.
We're hearing reports of at least eight or nine ambulances on the scene coming from the various.
Districts Fairfield would be the closest town then you have Westport and Stanford those in the major jurisdictions that would bring.
Resource is in first responders to the scene there.
I'm metro north is very good witnesses on scene saying getting to people off the train and getting them out of harm's way.
The big concern would be those first two cars the one coming from New Haven the one going to New Haven to see how many people were on those first two cars that's where the major -- -- of injuries will be here.
All right -- please stand by we're gonna take a quick commercial break we'll gather up more details try to get some video in here to.
A major derailment.
With two trains one headed toward.
New York City to Grand Central station we are covering the story stick clubs.
Breaking news on The Fox Report now a major train derailment near New York City -- just outside in Connecticut involving two commuter trains.
This is some.
Of major line commuter line.
-- one train was headed into the city to.
Grand Central station the other was headed out this is in Fairfield Connecticut that's southwestern part of the state of Connecticut.
We're going to get more details now from Jonathan Hunt a -- quickly Jonathan.
Twenty to 25 people would -- not life threatening injuries that's according to.
The metro north line we're still waiting to hear directly from the authorities because as we've heard phrase -- on an ambulance.
Let me interrupt you that we actually have -- as I just reported from the Fairfield Connecticut police department.
That those injuries up twenty to 25.
And nonlife threatening so that is directly from the police in Connecticut.
Now it appears that we had any -- and they west bank and train one was just leaving a -- field station.
Now the -- That it had not moved so long that left the station might be good news it might indicate that those two trains would not moving up that high speeds as Trace as Trace -- -- was talking about.
They can go at speeds of up to ninety to a hundred miles -- -- they would appear that if they just left the station they -- probably not reach those speeds.
And one other bit of good news both of the trains appear to be up right no -- as far as we can tell.
But tiptoe -- that would lead obviously to more injuries if that had happened -- what we know right now twenty to 25.
Life threatening injuries no fatalities reported that directly from my Fairfield Connecticut police department Harris.
All right Jonathan stay on it will come back to in the newsroom as news warrants but right now let's go back to Trace Gallagher who has that perspective because he used to ride this very line from.
-- world headquarters here in the middle of Manhattan Trace.
And I wanna just expand on what John was saying there about -- -- remembered these trains all -- speed limits coming in and out of these different towns and so he makes it very good point saying if this was just pulling out of Fairfield the trains it takes them the better part of a mile or two miles to get up to really any kind of high speed so.
If this had just pulled out of that data thing in this by the way these are our first pictures that we are seeing in this.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And the injuries were primarily in those front cars.
And that's where you have this collision happening so if this means are low enough beat -- conductors can stop.
And at least try and avoid a bigger collision but.
That is the first picture -- seen -- that that's a bit of good news because it doesn't show any trains their side and it doesn't show a direct head on collision which is good.
And I'm reading here more as the season's coming in -- newsroom Trace that there are some cars on that second train.
Those trains coming in but -- people can -- from our first picture to come in high and as we get more of course we'll pop him up here on the screen but this is such an excellent vantage point because you can see.
That they are relatively up right and that is issue said -- good news we're gonna stay on us as we get more detail.
The greatest news so far no fatalities the twenty to 25 people injured.
Up -- to being non life threatening.
In the course of their injuries we'll stay on this we'll update you and certainly show you more pictures as they come in Trace and Jonathan thank you we'll move.
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