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.


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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