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Aug 2, 2015 4:53 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Driver Hospitalized After LIRR Train Hits Car In Southampton On Sunday Afternoon

Aug 3, 2015 12:09 PM

UPDATE: SUNDAY, 6:30 p.m.

Meredith Daniels, a spokeswoman for the LIRR and MTA, offered some details about the crash involving a car and LIRR train on Tuckahoe Road on Sunday afternoon.

She said the car was struck at 2:15 p.m., and was cleared from the tracks within 15 minutes. The train was eastbound, originating from Jamaica, with 130 passengers on board, and running nearly 90 minutes late at the time. No passengers were injured.

The driver was taken to Southampton Hospital with what was believed to be a leg injury, Ms. Daniels said. The age, gender and name of the driver were not immediately available, she added.

The accident caused a 1:30 p.m. westbound train from Montauk to be delayed.

She noted that the gates at the railroad crossing were working properly.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A Long Island Rail Road train hit a car in Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

The car was traveling on Tuckahoe Road, just south of County Road 39 near Stony Brook Southampton, when it was struck by an eastbound train at 2:07 p.m., according to Sergeant Fredrick Boese of Southampton Town Police.

Tuckahoe Road was briefly closed after the accident but reopened soon after. Sgt. Boese could not say how long the road was closed.

Town Police responded to the call, but Sgt. Boese said investigations of the accident were conducted entirely by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police.

The MTA could not be immediately reached to provide information about the severity of the crash, any injuries or impact on LIRR service on Sunday evening.

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Well, with all due respect to SPD, this sounds kind of shady!
By Kathy Whittaker (3), East Hampton on Aug 2, 15 5:23 PM
you sure you read the correct story??
By Jaws (245), Amity Island on Aug 2, 15 10:59 PM
I saw the SUV that got hit and all I can say is that the driver was very fortunate. It looked to me that the train struck the SUV just in front of the passenger compartment.
By itsamazing (224), Southampton on Aug 2, 15 11:12 PM
So if the gates were working...The driver tried to beat the train?
By Arnold Timer (327), Sag Harbor on Aug 3, 15 7:46 PM
Must say I do wonder why so little info on this.
By Arnold Timer (327), Sag Harbor on Aug 3, 15 7:56 PM
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The guy probably got caught between the two sets of traffic lights with cars in front and behind.
By Nukiepoo (123), Southampton on Aug 6, 15 10:08 PM
Why would you guess that?Would you pull up and wait on the tracks for traffic to move? Before RR gates come down the light flash for a bit as a warning. Also that is not a busy road. Sounds strange. I would like to hear what really happened.
By Tuckahoe Ted (53), southampton on Aug 7, 15 1:41 PM
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By Tuckahoe Ted (53), southampton on Aug 7, 15 1:42 PM
Driver made a turn. Gates came down on hood of car. Driver couldn't back out. Train hit car right as he bailed out.
By quoguelady (1), quogue on Oct 30, 15 9:30 PM