LIRR Train Strikes and Kills Person on Tracks


An LIRR train has struck and killed a person on the tracks at New Hyde Park.

It wasn’t immediately known how the person got on the tracks. It occurred at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Limited service has been restored on the main line between Penn Station and Hicksville.


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Delays of 30 to 60 minutes are reported on the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay branches.

The LIRR says the person was struck by a westbound train that had left Oyster Bay at 7:41 a.m. and was due in Hunter’s Pint at 8:55 a.m.

The railroad says the person was not authorized to be there. The incident is under investigation.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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