A man whose named has not been released was killed after being struck by a train at Little Neck’s Long Island Rail Road station Thursday morning on the Port Washington line, state Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, said.
The man, who was believed to have been in his 60s, was side swiped by a train coming into the station as he crossed the tracks around 10:15 a.m., Avella said.
The man’s name has not been released.
“My deepest condolences go out to the family of the victim of this tragic incident,” the senator said. “Unfortunately, the Little Neck station has posed safety hazards for the community for quite some time. The problem stems from the fact that this station is the only LIRR station on the Port Washington line in Queens that is on ground level.”
The MTA could not immediately be reached for comment and a spokesman for the 111th Precinct said he had no information on the incident.