PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island Rail Road train struck a car in Patchogue on Tuesday morning, the second such LIRR crash in as many days.
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The collision took place around 12:09 p.m. at the crossing on Rider Avenue.
The door of the car had to be cut off so that the driver, identified as Gary Calderone, could be removed. The 67-year-old from Shirley was placed on a backboard before being taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.