LIRR delays continue after train hits pickup
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The Nissan Frontier, struck on the passenger side, was pushed clear of the tracks at the Elijahs Lane crossing and ended up on the northeast side of the crossing, according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority police.
The engineer said the crossing gates were working properly and were lowered when the Nissan drove onto the tracks, police said.
It had only one passenger, the LIRR said, and the train resumed its trip about 1:50 p.m.
The Ronkonkoma-to-Greenport train operates only about twice a day, an LIRR spokesman said, but residual delays caused by the accident continued into Wednesday night.