LIRR train to Ronkonkoma strikes vehicle on tracks; 1 minor injury

A westbound Long Island Rail Road train headed from Greenport to Ronkonkoma struck a vehicle on the tracks Tuesday afternoon.

Five people were on train at the time. They were not injured.

Authorities say the driver of a pick-up truck went through the gates at the Elijahs Lane crossing, just east of Mattituck.

The train clipped his truck, damaging one side.

The driver sustained a minor injury.

The 12:42 p.m. train was briefly delayed.
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