Newington Train Accident

Aaron Kupec
January 24, 2020 - 12:22 pm

NEWINGTON, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Emergency crews responded to the scene of an accident involving an Amtrak passenger train in Newington late Friday morning.

The crash involving a train, consisting of a locomotive and two passenger cars, and an Amtrak engineering vehicle, occurred in the area of Stamm Road around 11:10 a.m., said the railroad. Two people in the engineering vehicle were able to escape before the crash.

"Train 470 is currently stopped north of Berlin," the railroad said in a tweet shortly after 11:30 a.m. The train was heading from New Haven to Springfield, Mass.

Six passengers sustained minor injuries, according to an Amtrak spokesman. There were about 65 people on the train, he said.