The Long Island Train Accident Leaves Injury for a Passenger
All-City Zone service has been suspended on the Rail Road between Jamaica and Penn Station early Tuesday after the Long Island train accident left injury for a passenger.
The Long Island Rail Road announced at 5:26 a.m. that an equipment train struck an unauthorized person on the tracks near Woodside.
The severity of the incident was not immediately apparent, and it also was not clear how long the service suspension will last.
The railroad said New York City Transit is cross-honoring tickets in the meantime and said updates would be provided throughout the early morning.
In the railroad’s service status statement, officials said MTA Police, EMS crews, and LIRR personnel were on-scene at the accident section.
The Long Island Train Accident
The LIRR encouraged passengers to take the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and transfer to the No. 2 & 3 subway lines to get into Manhattan. Eastbound passengers should take those subways from Penn Station to Atlantic Terminal.
A train derailment in Manhattan led one person injured at a subway station in Manhattan on September 20. The incident happened at about 8:17 a.m. at the 8th Avenue and 14th Street train station on a northbound train line A, in the Chelsea.
Police said someone might have thrown an object onto the track, which caused the derailment; one of the wheels derailed.
Passengers saw a 30-year-old man laughing at his accomplishment. Subway crews held him at the station until officers took him into custody and brought him to Transit District 2 headquarters for questioning.
According to officials, three passengers suffered minor injuries. One rejected medical care, another was treated at the scene, but the third was taken to Bellevue Hospital for further treatment.
The track, including the third rail, was severely damaged by the derailment, knocking out power to all four ways in the station.