Milford train strikes tree leaving one injured, service disrupted

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MILFORD — A train on the Waterbury Branch Line struck a fallen tree near 200 Herbert Street, prompting an emergency response from the Milford Fire Department on Wednesday morning.

The incident, which occurred one hour before the department’s dispatch at 11:28 a.m., led to the injury of one passenger.

Upon arrival, Milford fire crews found Metropolitan Transportation Authority maintenance teams already working to remove the tree from the tracks.

The injured passenger, who suffered minor and non-life-threatening injuries, was transported to a local hospital by Medic 3 for treatment.

The approximately 50 other passengers aboard the train were unharmed.

Despite the collision, the train remained on the tracks and intact but was disabled due to the damage.

The Milford Fire Department, including Squad 1, Engine 7, and Car 4, ensured the safety of all passengers and assisted on the scene.

Commuters can expect delays and service interruptions on the Waterbury line until the disabled train is removed and regular service can be resumed.

Authorities have not specified when the line will be cleared and service fully restored.

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