Commuter Train Derails On Long Island

Oct 9, 2016

A commuter train has derailed east of New York City after it hit a work train on the tracks.

A spokesman for the Long Island Rail Road says the eastbound train derailed east of New Hyde Park just after 9 p.m. Saturday.

A spokesman for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 11 people were taken to hospitals, adding that none of the injuries were life-threatening.

The governor says about 600 people were on the train when it crashed.

LIRR spokesman Sal Arena said the first three cars of the 12-car train derailed and that the work train caught fire after the crash.

Photos shared on social media show part of the train off the rails and tilted at an angle.

Train service has been suspended in both directions.

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