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Train canceled after hitting 2 men on tracks near E. Hampton, LIRR says

A man seated on the ground is helped

A man seated on the ground is helped by emergency personnel near North Main Street in East Hampton on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Two men walking on the Long Island Rail Road tracks in East Hampton suffered minor injuries after being struck by a train on Saturday afternoon, a railroad spokesman said.

One of the men, who is 46, might have to have a toe amputated after being hit by the 12:10 train to Montauk from Jamaica, the spokesman said in a statement.

The man was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, he said.

The other man, who is 39, was taken to Southampton Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, the spokesman said.

The railroad canceled its 3:30 p.m. train from Montauk to Penn Station on Saturday after the accident, according to the LIRR’s Twitter feed.

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