LIRR train crashes into car near Syosset station

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train has crashed into a car at the Robbins Lane crossing just west of the Syosset train station.

Police say there was one occupant in the car who was killed in the crash. Passengers on the train report feeling a jolt and witnesses say the train was pushing the burning car down the tracks. No injuries were reported among train passengers, who were taken to the back of the train for their safety. Officials say there is no word on the cause of the accident.

LIRR spokesman Sam Zambuto says the train was heading from Hunterspoint to Port Jefferson when the incident occurred. The accident has temporarily suspended service on the Port Washington branch between Hicksville and Huntington. Zambuto says bus services have been set up.

Related Link: MTA Service Alert

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