NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two people were struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train in Hollis, Queens.
It happened shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday at Jamaica Avenue and 193rd Street about 150 yards from the platform.READ MORE: Tri-State Area Police Departments Travel To Harlem In Tribute To Fallen NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
The train, which was headed to Penn Station from Ronkonkoma, was held at the scene. More than 100 riders were then transferred to another train that left the station about an hour later.
Many neighborhood residents and commuters were shaken up after hearing what happened.
“This is surprising,” resident Kiaeem Thomas told CBS2’s Andrea Grymes. “I didn’t think anything like this would happen.”