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Video Of Sen. Blumenthal's Near Miss With Amtrak Train Goes Viral

A train passing through a station in Milford nearly takes out U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal last Friday. Video Credit: khonnewshawaii

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A video of an Amtrak train zooming perilously close to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is getting big hits on YouTube.com.

Blumenthal was attending a press conference last Friday about train safety on the train platform in Milford when the incident occurred.

Milford Mayor Ben Blake was speaking about commuter safety when an approaching train passed, knocking over one of Blumenthal's signs.

The incident was recorded by a number of television cameras. Watch it above.