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LIRR: Train delayed after woman gets leg caught near open door

Islip Fire Department members respond to the Long

Islip Fire Department members respond to the Long Island Rail Road's Islip station, where a woman slipped and got her leg caught on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at about 6:25 a.m., officials said. Credit: Joseph Cassano

A Long Island Rail Road train was delayed almost half an hour Tuesday morning when a passenger slipped on the platform at the Islip station and her right leg became wedged between the train and the platform, the LIRR said.

The woman was running to catch the 5:30 a.m. train from Speonk, due in Long Island City at 7:34 a.m., when she slipped at about 6:25 a.m. near an open door, the railroad said.

Members of the Islip Fire Department and MTA Police used an inflatable bag to push the train away from the platform and free the woman, a railroad spokeswoman said.

The woman had no visible injury and was taken to a hospital, the spokeswoman said. The Montauk Branch train ran about 27 minutes late, she said.


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