A westbound Long Island Rail Road train struck a person on the tracks in downtown Riverhead Tuesday morning, according to the LIRR.
East Main Street was closed at Howell Avenue near the incident, which occurred at the rail road crossing at Riverside Drive and East Main Street at 10:25 a.m. The victim was conscious and transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center, according to the LIRR. First responders reported the patient had a head injury.
A witness at the scene who said he knows the victim said the man was in a mobility scooter.
The train left Greenport at 9:43 a.m. and was due to Ronkonkoma at 11:06 a.m., according to the LIRR. Eight passengers were on the train, according to the LIRR and no one was hurt.
Buses were en route to Riverhead to accommodate customers to Ronkonkoma, stopping at Yaphank and Medford.
The train left the area shortly before 11:40 a.m. MTA police were on scene to investigate.
No further information was immediately available. Check back for more information as it becomes available.
Photo caption: Police on scene of the accident Tuesday morning. (Credit: Taylor K. Vecsey)
The 9:43AM train from Greenport due Ronkonkoma at 11:06AM remains delayed east of Riverhead due to an unauthorized person on the tracks being struck by a train. Buses are en route to Riverhead to accommodate customers to Ronkonkoma, stopping at Yaphank and Medford.
— LIRR (@LIRR) December 19, 2017