FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – The 911 tapes of passengers on the New Haven Line trains calling for help after the derailment and crash outside of Bridgeport in May have been released.
One of the passengers on the two trains was quick to call 911 for help. The woman calmly explained to the dispatcher that the northbound train she was on derailed.
DISPATCHER: “Fairfield 911, where’s your emergency?”
FEMALE PASSENGER: “It’s on a Metro-North train going north between Fairfield and Bridgeport. We have derailed and we have been also hit by another train.”
DISPATCHER: “You were hit by another train?”
FEMALE PASSENGER: “And we derailed.”