Taxi catches fire after crossing LIRR tracks

(AP) - Officials say a taxi crashed through afence at a Long Island Rail Road station, rolled onto the live third rail and caught on fire. Train traffic was stopped for a couple of hours.

The taxi driver and a passenger in the car suffered minorinjuries.

LIRR officials say the vehicle crashed through a fence at theSyosset station at about noon Sunday and drove ontothe tracks. The flames were quickly extinguished.

Service between Hicksville and Huntington was restored after thetaxi was removed.

Officials did not immediately know what caused the vehicle tocrash through the fence.

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