BELLPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Officials say a 14-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical but stable condition after he was struck by a Long Island Rail Road train approaching the Bellport station.
LIRR spokesman Aaron Donovan said the injured boy, whose name was not released, was hit just east of the station shortly after 4:30 p.m. He was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center.
The passenger train was the 2:51 p.m. from Montauk due in to Jamaica at 5:50 p.m. Donovan said it was slowing down to make its scheduled 4:36 p.m. stop at Bellport when the boy was struck.
Metropolitan Transit Authority police are investigating to determine why the teen was on the tracks. That location is not a designated crossing.
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