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LIRR work train derails in Westbury, injuring 5 and causing delays

Posted at 12:34 PM, Jun 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-04 16:09:16-04

LIRR Crash

Two LIRR work trains collided Tuesday morning in Westbury, causing one to derail and injuring five people.

LIRR service is suspended in both directions between Mineola and Hicksville as authorities investigate.  The MTA is running shuttle buses between Hicksville and Mineola.

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The incident occurred just west of the Hicksville  station shortly after 11 a.m.

Two train operators were taken to Nassau University Medical Center with minor injuries. The other three people injured were treated at the scene.