Long Island Rail Road service on the Port Washington branch (servicing Great Neck) was disrupted last Wednesday morning, March 18, after a man “apparently” jumped onto the railroad tracks at 7:05 a.m. LIRR spokesperson Meredith Daniels told the Great Neck Record that, following the incident, the man was found “alive and conscious.” Daniels added that the motive for the jumping was not known. The subject, in his 40s, was immediately transported to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.
The LIRR train involved in the accident was an eastbound train and was not a passenger train, but a LIRR work train.
Port Washington branch trains were stopped from 7:05 a.m., the time of this incident, until 7:45 a.m. However, Daniels also reported “huge delays” until 11 a.m., due to electrical problems in the railroad’s eastbound tunnel.
The Long Island Rail Road released no other details immediately following the incident.