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