Two Killed In Separate LIRR Train Accidents On Saturday
June 10, 2013
Both victims struck by trains within two hours of one another
(Long Island, NY) Two people were killed in separate accidents involving Long Island Rail Road trains this Saturday, according to a LIRR spokeswoman.
The first incident occurred when a man was struck and killed by a train near East Moriches at approximately 10:10 a.m.
The unidentified individual, a male said to be in his 20s, circumvented the lowered railroad crossing gates at Railroad Avenue in Center Moriches on his bicycle when he was hit and killed by the 10:01 a.m. train from Speonk to Babylon, the LIRR said.
The service between Montauk and Patchogue was shut down after the incident, and the LIRR sent shuttle busses for stranded customers as a result. The train involved in the incident had about 12 passengers at the time, according to reports.
About an hour-and-a-half later, at approximately 11:30 a.m., another unidentified individual was stuck and killed by a train about a mile west of the Ronkonkoma LIRR station. The train involved in the incident had about 200 passengers at the time, the LIRR said.
Again, this incident caused a temporary suspension on the line which was restored afterwards.
The LIRR not yet released the identities of the two victims. LIRR expects no delays on Monday travel.
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