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Officials: LIRR train strikes vehicle in Patchogue, driver hospitalized

News 12 has learned teams worked to free the victim for over 30 minutes.

News 12 Staff

Mar 17, 2022, 8:54 AM

Updated 829 days ago

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Officials say an LIRR train hit a van, pinning the driver inside in Patchogue. 
MTA police, LIRR personnel and EMS responded to the scene around midnight. 
The driver of the vehicle was transported to a hospital.  Circumstances as to why he was on the tracks are under investigation.
News 12 has learned teams worked to free the victim for over 30 minutes.
Two eastbound trains and the westbound incident train were canceled.  Buses were provided on the Montauk branch between Sayville and Bellport while MTA police conducted their investigation and LIRR personnel worked to remove the vehicle and inspect the equipment and tracks.
All passengers aboard the train were safely transferred to shuttle buses.
Full service on the Montauk Branch was restored at 2:45 a.m. with trains operating on or close to schedule. 


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