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MTA: Train Strikes Person Near Merillon Avenue Station

Victim struck by westbound train Wednesday night, MTA said.

A person was struck by a Long Island Rail Road train near Merillon Avenue Wednesday night, according to the MTA.

Officials confirmed that at about 9:15 p.m., an unidentified person was struck by the 8:21 p.m. train from Oyster Bay to Jamaica.

The train was held near the platform with passengers inside for about 30 minutes as emergency crews and officials secured the scene.

The status of the victim could not be confirmed by MTA Police as of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Several other trains due to pass through Merillon Avenue were held at other platforms.

Train traffic is currently running again but riders can expect delays of up to 50 minutes on Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson, and Oyster Bay lines.

Sue Eigl June 12, 2014 at 11:19 AM
Very sad hope person will be ok No mention on Patch of GC High School student who was a pedestrian hut by another hs student who was driving blocks away from school last week
Angela June 12, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Didn't hear about this student. How did you hear about it? Hope the student is okay. (also hope the person hit by the train is okay.)
Frosty June 15, 2014 at 11:32 PM
The kid hit by the other student acording to people were there, he jumped out infrunt of the car. Not by mistake he intended it to happen so he can get money from it.

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