Woodbury, NY (February 26, 2019) – The Long Island Rail Road service was suspended after a person was reported to have been struck by a train on Tuesday, February 26. The incident was stated to have occurred around 4:00 p.m., west of the Freeport station, and temporarily closed down the Babylon Branch.
Emergency medical crews were immediately called to the scene, where they attended to one individual who had been hit by the train. The reason why the person was on the tracks is currently unknown; however, only one person is believed to have been on the tracks at the time of the accident.
Whether or not the victim was killed or injured has not been verified at this time, as the events surrounding the incident are currently under investigation. No further information has been made available.
People being injured or killed as a result of an accident in New York is not new. Nevertheless, our sincere sympathies are currently extended to the victim of this incident, who we hope will survive their injuries. Train accidents in New York often affect workers and pedestrians alike, as they are typically fatal or serious injurious. At this time, it is important to understand that you or your loved ones may have significant rights to follow.
At Hach & Rose, we are well aware of the overwhelming concerns that often trail a sudden accident and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a train accident in New York, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 and let us put our experience to work for you today.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.
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