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Photos: LIRR train collisions

On Tuesday, an eastbound LIRR train that just pulled away from Westbury struck a vehicle at the School Street crossing, police said. The vehicle was then struck again by a faster-moving westbound train. Three people inside the vehicle were killed, and seven people suffered minor injuries onboard the westbound train, which was carrying about 200 people. Also, take a look at photos of other LIRR train collisions.

The westbound train that crashed into the Westbury
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

The westbound train that crashed into the Westbury platform on Tuesday night was still there Wednesday. The train derailed after it crashed into a vehicle at the School Street grade crossing.

The westbound train that crashed into the Westbury
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

The westbound train that crashed into the Westbury platform on Tuesday night seen on Wednesday. 

The interior of one of the train cars
Photo Credit: Newsday/Joshua Wueller

The interior of one of the train cars involved in the fatal crash Tuesday at the School Street crossing in Westbury.

Fire department onscene of a train hitting a
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Firefighters at the scene in Westbury after a vehicle was hit by two trains on Tuesday.

ire department onscene of a train hitting a
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Firefighters at the scene in Westbury after a vehicle was hit by two trains on Tuesday.

Emergency crews work on a LIRR derailment at
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Emergency crews work on a LIRR derailment at the Westbury station on Tuesday.

Tractor trailor truck with pre-cast cement products was
Photo Credit: Newsday/Dick Yarwood

A tractor trailer truck with precast cement products was struck by the LIRR train when it stalled on the tracks at Orchard Street in Bellport on May 11, 1992.

The front of a tractor trailer involved in
Photo Credit: Newsday/Dan Neville

A Long Island Rail Road train smashed into a tractor-trailer stuck at a grade crossing in Huntington on Aug. 25, 1988, derailing the train and injuring 18 people aboard, none seriously.

Woman stuck on tracks as westbound LIRR train
Photo Credit: Newsday/Dick Yarwood

A Valley Stream woman was killed on Oct. 21, 1993, when a traffic jam pinned her on a Long Island Rail Road crossing, and a fast-moving train slammed her car into a utility pole as she desperately tried to move out of the way, Nassau police said.

This is the overall of Kleet Lumber company
Photo Credit: Newsday/Dan Neville

The first car left the tracks and sailed into the Kleet Lumber yard on Park Avenue after a Long Island Rail Road train smashed into a tractor-trailer stuck at a grade crossing in Huntington on Aug. 25, 1988.

Woman stuck on tracks as westbound LIRR train
Photo Credit: Newsday/Dick Yarwood

A Valley Stream woman was killed on Oct. 21, 1993, when a traffic jam pinned her on a Long Island Rail Road crossing, and a fast-moving train slammed her car into a utility pole as she desperately tried to move out of the way, Nassau police said.

The tractor trailer was hit by a LIRR
Photo Credit: Newsday/Dick Yarwood

A Long Island Rail Road train on May 11, 1992, rammed a truck stuck on the tracks in at the Bellport Station in East Patchogue with a load of 21 tons of concrete drainage vaults, injuring 16 people and delaying 1,800 commuters.

LIRR crossing at Roslyn Road a truck crossed
Photo Credit: Allen Matera

A truck crossing the gate at the LIRR crossing at Roslyn Road was struck by the LIRR train on July 22, 1984.

LIRR train hit a stalled car at West
Photo Credit: Joseph Sperber

An LIRR train struck a stalled car at West Broadway and Mill Road crossing in Hewlett on Dec. 1, 1985.

Unoccupied car driven by a woman from Copiague
Photo Credit: Newsday/Michael Kopec

An unoccupied car driven by a woman from Copiague and her daughter escaped injury in the 11:45 a.m. accident after the vehicle was struck and dragged by a westbound LIRR train at the grade crossing at Clinton Avenue railroad crossing in Bayshore on April 28, 1986.

Police investigate the wreckage of a car that
Photo Credit: Newsday/Dick Kraus

Police investigate the wreckage of a car that was involved in a fatal LIRR crossing accident just west of the Farmingdale Station on Aug. 12, 1992.

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