Police: DUI driver pulled from train tracks just before impact

BAY SHORE - Suffolk County police say they were able to pull a woman to safety moments before a Long Island Rail Road train smashed into her disabled car in Bay Shore tonight. Police say the 43-year-old woman mistakenly turned onto the railroad tracks near Union Boulevard. Her Volkswagen Jetta got stuck on the tracks, officials say. Police say they contacted the LIRR in an attempt to stop an oncoming train, but it was too close. Responding officers pulled the woman out of the car as the train approached, authorities say. The train smashed into the car but no one was injured. The incident halted LIRR service on its Montauk line for more than an hour during the evening rush.The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, was charged with driving under the influence, police say.

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