An SUV driven by Juan Pablo Ramirez Lazaro, 25, of Mattituck, was struck by an eastbound Long Island Railroad train late Wednesday morning, after Lazaro tried driving around the crossing gate at Elijahs Lane, Southold Town Police report.
Lazaro was heading south in a Nissan SUV at 11:51 a.m. when the collision occurred, which knocked his vehicle over on one side. Members of the Mattituck Fire Department responded to the scene and transported Lazaro to Eastern Long Island Hospital for minor injuries, police said. Metropolitain Transit Authority police also responded and are investigating the incident.
According to a report from The Suffolk Times, the train began heading to Greenport again at about 2 p.m. with only one passenger aboard, and no charges have been filed yet as the investigation continues.
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