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LIRR Train Collides with Minivan, Causing Severe Injuries

According to local law enforcement officials, a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train crash happened when a minivan attempted to drive around downed gates at a train crossing in Hicksville. The LIRR train struck the minivan while heading through the city November 21. A report from the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) said the lights at… Read More »

Investigators Probe Train Operator’s Actions in LIRR Accident

In the days and weeks following a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) accident that injured about 100 people, federal investigators continued to scrutinize the behaviors of the engineer, including his sleep pattern, whether he was texting, what he had been eating and various other factors that may have played a role in the crash. According… Read More »

Speeding a Possible Cause of Major LIRR Train Accident

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has been in the news over the last several weeks after a train slammed into the end of the line at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, injuring more than 100 people. Now, authorities say the train in question was traveling well above the speed limit before the accident occurred. Federal… Read More »