Officers Save Woman From Oncoming LIRR Train In Bay Shore

BAY SHORE, NY (CBSNewYork) — Suffolk County police are crediting two of their own for saving a woman’s life after her car got stuck in the path of an oncoming train in Bay Shore.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Cops say a woman was driving on Brentwood Road around 5 p.m. Friday when she accidentally turned onto Long Island Rail Road tracks near Union Boulevard and got stuck.

That’s when two police officers, Christopher Palazzo and Jereme Matthews, rushed to the scene and called the MTA to try to stop a fast-moving train that was quickly approaching.

But the train was too close, and risking their lives, the officers pulled the woman from her car. Moments later, the train slammed into the car, throwing it across the tracks.

Luckily, no one was hurt but the driver was later arrested by MTA police for driving under the influence.

  • Robert Moses

    This is why the LIRR and all other public transportation should be BANNED everywhere.

  • g bellando

    We think we saved a life.
    Young child saw police car at the corner of Union Blvd. and Brentwood Road, while a 911 call was about to be placed.
    That office got there just in time, a lot of things could have gone bad and thanks to the offices quick action, no one got hurt


    Of course they arrested her. Why does anyone think they saved her? 2 pats on the back for the price of 1. And more OT doing donuts and Kaluha aka ‘paperwork’.

    Oink oink.

    • Jean

      They arrested her because after they saved her, they realized she had been driving drunk. That’s how she wound up on the tracks. She could have killed someone — on the train, the officers who saved her and herself. She deserved to get arrested

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