GREAT NECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A woman was injured Thursday after falling between an LIRR train and the platform.

The woman fell around 5:45 p.m. at the Great Neck station on the Port Washington Branch. She suffered minor injuries, including cuts and bruises.

One witness told CBS2’s Scott Rapoport he had just gotten off the train when he heard a commotion.

“And all of a sudden I heard a lot of screaming behind me. So I turned around and noticed that everybody was staring down at the train tracks,” he said.

The woman never went under the train car and was able to be pulled back onto the platform. LIRR conductors and emergency responders told her to stay still while they shut off the electricity on the rails.

Folks at the train station said commuters need to be more aware when the train is coming.

“Stay away from the edge, you should be fine,” said one man. “I mean, I’ve never had any problems.”

“I think it’s terrible. I mean, what is there to make of it?” another man said.

The Port Washington line was temporarily suspended for about a half-hour while the woman was rescued.

In 2008, LIRR made changes to its platforms after a series of passengers fell through the gap.


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