LIRR train collides with cab near Wyandanch station

An eastbound LIRR train collided with a livery cab near the Wyandanch train station Wednesday afternoon, causing injuries to the driver and his passenger.



The incident occurred at around 1:20 p.m. Emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to rescue the driver and passenger from the compressed vehicle.



The MTA says a female passenger of the cab was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center. The driver was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital. The train's engineer complained of shoulder pain and is being treated at Southside Hospital.



The MTA says it's investigating if the driver of the livery cab may have tried to go around the lowered crossing gate.



Train passengers told News 12 they didn't know about the crash until an announcement was made about it. Passengers were forced to wait for over an hour before exiting the train. The Ronkonkoma eastbound line was temporarily suspended. Full service has since been restored.



The conditions of the hospitalized victims have not been released.



 


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