A 43-year-old man struck by a train in Ansonia Feb. 4 is recovering from his injuries, according to authorities.
The man was hit by a Metro-North commuter train near Division Street on the Ansonia-Derby border about 5:30 p.m.
It was not an accident, officials said Feb. 14 — meaning the man headed toward the moving train on purpose.
It’s important to note there is help available locally for people in crisis.
BHcare on East Main Street in Ansonia has a crisis hotline available 24 hours a day. The number is 203 736 2601 in Ansonia and 203 483 2630 in Branford.
A person needs to call the number, then simply press option 6. The hotline is staffed by a BHcare crisis clinician from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A call center can connect people after hours and on the weekends.
In addition, BHcare has the ability to dispatch a mobile crisis clinician to help people in need.
BHcare also offers a program through which program through which members of the general public can learn how to recognize signs of serious distress and how to effectively intervene.
Outside BHcare, people can also call also 211 to ask for help, or the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Division Street is in a heavily-developed commercial zone off Route 8 and Pershing Drive so last week’s emergency response was widely-seen by the public, and caused significant delays to both rush-hour trains and motorists as authorities investigated.