It happened at 8:45 this morning. The LIRR immediately suspended all trains along the Long Beach Line
Once crews hoisted the car off the tracks you could see where it was burned by the 3rd rail. Engineers estimate about 1000 feet of the 3rd rail was damaged.
The 40-year-old mother had to be rescued. Her 8-year-old daughter was able to climb out herself and call for help. Thankfully, she was not electrocuted. Both were taken to a nearby hospital for observation.
We're told the mom was dropping off her child to school when she lost control. Locals believe she suffered a seizure. Officials would classify it only as a medical condition
Crews spent hours repairing the tracks at Centre Avenue.
Westbound Service was restored on the Long Beach Branch just before 2:00 p.m.
Eastbound service was restored about an hour later.
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