East Rockaway 08/19/19

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mwichten
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East Rockaway 08/19/19

Post by mwichten » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:29 am

From the East Rockaway FD Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/17581297810750 ... 6&sfns=xmo

“Early this afternoon, the East Rockaway Fire Department was notified for a car vs train at the Rocklyn Avenue railroad crossing.

First arriving units discovered a car had been struck by a Westbound MTA LIRR Long Island Rail Road train and pushed 100 yards down the track with an occupant trapped inside the vehicle.

Members from Ladder 403, Heavy Rescue 407, Engine 406, Engine 405, and Engine 404 participated in the effort to extricate the occupant along side of the Nassau County Police Department and MTA Police Department.

The occupant was transported to a local hospital, and Long Island Rail Road Service was temporarily disrupted between Valley Stream and Long Beach to allow for safe operations for members on the LIRR right of way.

All ERFD Units were under command of the Incident Commander, 2nd Lt (Ex-Chief) Ed Reicherter of Ladder 403”
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MACTRAXX
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Re: East Rockaway 8/19/2019 Grade Crossing Accident

Post by MACTRAXX » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:49 pm

MW and Everyone:

News 12 Long Island posted a news report about this East Rockaway grade crossing accident:

http://longisland.news12.com/story/4093 ... ment-train
(posted/updated Monday August 19 - 9:10 PM)

This was a westbound equipment train of M3 cars - only the driver was injured and hospitalized...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS

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