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Train hits man on tracks in Riverhead, LIRR says

Police investigate after a man was hit by

Police investigate after a man was hit by a Long Island Rail Road train east of the Riverhead station on Tuesday morning, Dec. 19, 2017. Credit: John Roca

A man in a motorized wheelchair or scooter who was on the Long Island Rail Road tracks east of Riverhead was struck by a train Tuesday morning, the railroad said.

The man, who was conscious, was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, and his medical condition was not known, a railroad spokesman said.

The accident occurred at 10:26 a.m. when the 9:43 a.m. train from Greenport, due in Ronkonkoma at 11:06 a.m., hit the man, the railroad said.

Service resumed and the train, which had six passengers, was running 94 minutes late as a result of the accident, the railroad said in an update just before noon.

With Joan Gralla

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