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.