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LIRR: Train injures man sitting on platform

A 21-year-old man sitting on the Wyandanch station

A 21-year-old man sitting on the Wyandanch station platform was struck by an arriving train early Friday, suffering minor injuries to his left knee and ankle, a Long Island Rail Road spokesman said. (June 8, 2012) Credit: Paul Mazza

A 21-year-old man sitting on the Wyandanch station platform drinking a beer was struck by an arriving train early Friday, suffering minor injuries to his left knee and ankle, a Long Island Rail Road spokesman said.

Shaun Delaney, who lives in England and was visiting friends in Bayport, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with abrasions to the knee and ankle, according to LIRR spokesman Sal Arena.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority police said Delaney was sitting on the platform at about 4:20 a.m., his legs dangling over the side, when an eastbound train traveling at about 30 mph struck him, Arena said.

MTA police said no criminal charges or tickets are pending, according to Arena, and Delaney was still at the hospital later Friday morning awaiting X-rays.

Two eastbound trains were delayed about 45 minutes as police investigated, Arena said.

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