Man jumps in front of LIRR train at Great Neck

By Tom Momberg

Commuters faced Long Island Rail Road delays on both eastbound and westbound service on Wednesday morning, following an incident at the Great Neck station, the MTA said.

A man in his mid-40s intentionally jumped in front of an incoming train at the west end of the station at about 7:05 a.m., as it approached at about 10 to 15 miles per hour, according to Marideth Daniels, an MTA spokeswoman.

The man survived the train collision and was immediately rushed to Northshore University Hospital in Manhasset, according to the MTA. The identity of the man has not been released.

Service was also delayed in both directions due to a simultaneous repair on a broken rail in the East River Tunnel, Daniels said.

Trains scheduled to arrive at the Port Washington station between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. were delayed up to 45 minutes, but regularly scheduled times were met later in the morning.

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