22 Year Old Man Struck & Killed By LIRR Train

My sister sent me an e-mail asking if I heard about the delays on the Babylon line this morning. I did not but she was nice enough to alert me to a posted report as to why the delays occurred. Unfortunately a 22 year old man was struck & killed by an empty LIRR train. Here is the brief report from the Associated Press via 1010 Wins:

BELLMORE, N.Y. (AP) — A man was killed by a Long Island Rail Road train after he apparently jumped off the platform onto the tracks, possibly to retrieve something he dropped.

LIRR spokesman Rich Mendelson says the unidentified 22-year-old man was hit at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday by an unoccupied eastbound train at the Bellmore station in Nassau County.

Authorities are investigating the case as an accident and not a possible suicide.

The accident caused residual delays that affected 17 trains through the morning rush hour. The system was back on schedule shortly after 8 a.m.

My condolences go out to the friends & family of the unidentified victim.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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