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LIRR Accident—Train Hits Car in Greenlawn

Posted on Feb 14, 2014

Feb 14—A westbound Long Island Rail Road train struck a car in Greenlawn Thursday morning at the Lake Grove crossing. The car's driver was able to escape the vehicle and was not injured, according to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority LIRR spokesman.

The Port Jefferson was heading to Penn Station when the accident happened at the Lake Road, Greenlawn crossing at 8:25 am. The train had about 500 people on it, he said.

The driver was able to remove herself from the vehicle before the train struck the car, according to Chief Scott Waryold of the Greenlawn Fire Department, which responded to the scene.  Asked how the car ended up on the tracks, Waryold said, "Due to the weather conditions the driver of the vehicle became disoriented as to where she was."

The train continued to the Huntington LIRR station, where passengers switched to another train to take them to Penn Station, Arena said.

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