Woman Struck By LIRR Train in Douglaston in Critical Condition, MTA Spokesman Says

Woman struck by train Tuesday night was taken to North Shore Hospital.

UPDATE, Feb. 6, 4:45 p.m.: A woman struck by a train just west of Douglaston's Long Island Rail Road station on Tuesday night was taken to North Shore Hospital and listed in critical condition, a spokesman for the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

Long Island Rail Road service was suspended on the Port Washington branch for an hour after Mary Pepitone, 55, was struck by an eastbound train near the Douglaston station, the spokesman said.

Service was suspended in both directions pending an MTA Police investigation. One track was cleared and limited service restored at 10:11 p.m. 

Two trains were cancelled: The 9:39 p.m. train from Port Washington and 9:48 train from Penn Station. 

Two other trains were held: The 9:18 p.m. from Penn Station was halted at Bayside while the 9:09 p.m. from Port Washington was stopped at Great Neck. 


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