Up to 100 suffer non-life-threatening injuries after Long Island commuter train derails

//Up to 100 suffer non-life-threatening injuries after Long Island commuter train derails

Up to 100 suffer non-life-threatening injuries after Long Island commuter train derails


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A
train sits derailed near the community of New Hyde Park on Long
Island in New York, U.S., October 8, 2016.


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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Long Island Rail Road passenger train
derailed on Saturday near the community of New Hyde Park, New
York, injuring dozens of people and forcing suspension of service
on the key transit line in both directions, railroad and police
officials said.

Official details were not immediately available on the precise
circumstances and severity of the incident, which occurred at
about 9 p.m. local time, when a passenger train struck a work
train about 20 miles (32 km) east of Manhattan, according to
police. 

It was not immediately clear if the work train was stationary at
the time.

An estimated 50 to 100 people were hurt in the accident, though
none of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening, Nassau
County Police spokeswoman Mary Verna told Reuters by telephone.

The Long Island Rail Road’s New Hyde Park station is just east of
the border with the New York City borough of Queens. The rail
line is one of the busiest commuter routes into America’s largest
city.

Saturday’s accident on Long Island comes nine days after a
passenger train crashed into a terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey, a
major commuter route from New York City’s western suburbs. That
crash killed one person and injured more than 100. 

(Reporting by Bill Rigby in New York; Additional reporting by
Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles; Writing by Steve Gorman)

Read the original article on Reuters. Copyright 2016. Follow Reuters on Twitter.

By | 2016-10-09T11:41:31+00:00 October 9th, 2016|Life|

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