Two people were killed after being hit by trains Friday in separate incidents in Connecticut, making this the third fatality via a train in the Nutmeg State in the last 10 days. The Metro-North is reporting delays on the New Haven line after a person was struck by a train in Milford at about 2 p.m. on Friday.
According to the Milford Patch on April 29, the Amtrak train 2158 going north from Washington D.C. to Boston hit a person who was unauthorized to be on the tracks. The person is reported dead by no information on the identity of this person has been released.
Chief Anthony Fabrizzi of the Milford Fire Battalion said a pedestrian was killed near Gulf Street and Buckingham Avenue as they walked on the northbound side of the railroad tracks. The train was carrying about 300 passengers at the time.
No injuries to passengers or staff on the train were reported. Delays of 35-40 minutes should be expected by passengers on later trains. Train service resumed after it was suspended temporarily due to the accident, but service has resumed with delays.
The Daily Voice reports that Friday morning a pedestrian on the tracks in Guilford, Connecticut, was struck and killed by an Amtrak train. Trains were delayed on Friday morning after the person was struck by a train in Guilford, but they are back on schedule now. This accident occurred near New Quarry Road close to the town line of Branford.
There were about 120 passengers on this train and no injuries were reported. The accident in Guilford halted all Amtrak and Shoreline East train service through the area for about two hours. There is no news released about the identity of either person killed on the railroad tracks Friday in Connecticut.
On April 19, Brittaney Tine, 24, of Meriden was struck by a train in Wallingford at about 8 p.m. and killed. Robert Webb, 29, of Meriden had his hand severed by the same train at the same time Tine was hit. Webb was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital. Police say Tine and Webb were walking north on the tracks when a northbound train hit the two.