Elderly Man Fatally Struck by Long Island Rail Road Train

By Joe Parziale on December 13, 2012 12:05pm | Updated on December 13, 2012 4:11pm

 A man was struck and killed by a Long Island Railroad train on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
A man was struck and killed by a Long Island Railroad train on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
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LITTLE NECK — An elderly man was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train at Little Neck Station in Queens Thursday, authorities said.

The man, who was in his 70s, was found on the tracks around 10:20 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, an MTA spokesman said.

A preliminary investigation by MTA police revealed the victim may have accidentally fallen into the side of the train as it went through the crossing, the spokesman said.

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman said the incident caused at least two delays and one cancelation. Westbound LIRR service was expected to be restored by 12:20 p.m., according to the MTA's website, and NYC Transit was cross-honoring LIRR fares on the 7 train from Flushing/Main Street.

The MTA police are continuing the investigation, the spokesman said.

 

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