A Long Island Rail Road train struck two people shortly after leaving the East Hampton Village train station on Saturday afternoon, causing severe injuries to one of the individuals, according to the railroad.
A spokesperson for LIRR confirmed that an eastbound train that left Jamaica at 12:01 p.m. struck two men, ages 39 and 46, who were on or near the tracks about a half mile east of the East Hampton train station and just west of the North Main Street overpass at about 2:40 p.m.
One of the men was airlifted to Stony Brook Universty Hospital with an injury that the LIRR spokesperson described as a “possible toe amputation.” The other man was taken to Southampton Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Aaron Donovan of the LIRR said that Metropolitan Transportation Authority investigators are on scene investigating the incident.
East Hampton Village Police Chief Michael Tracey said that the incident took place east of Osborne Lane in an area where the train tracks are supposed to be off limits to pedestrians.
“It could have been much worse,” Chief Tracey said.
The train involved in the accident was due to arrive in Montauk at 3:01 p.m.
All train service has been halted on the Montauk line east of East Hampton and bus service is being arranged to replace any trains that have to be canceled for the investigation of the incident.