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Driver Struck By LIRR Train in Mattituck Escapes With Minor Injuries

Southold Police report that Mattituck man walked away virtually unscathed after being struck by a train while in his SUV.

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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Hope and Change February 14, 2013 at 03:03 PM
here's an idea. lets get "Juan" on the next train out of the country. he has already sucked and wasted his share of our costly resources (free to him of course) freight train will do.
This town is hysterical February 14, 2013 at 05:06 PM
I'm Surprised Vineyard 48 is not blamed for this somehow? Lol!
Sharon Sailor February 14, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Nice to see people jump to conclusions!! Assume Juan is illegal, assume Juan will sue, assume Juan has no license, assume, assume, assume. Try getting the facts and then make an educated evaluation. The article states no charges filed, I am sure if he were unlicensed he would have incurred a summons!! Maybe he made an error in traffic judgement, as all of have! Let's try and get facts before we create scenarios!!
cyn f February 14, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Too many angry bitter inappropriate people around here. This is a beautiful, and bountiful place. Why are there so many unhappy people that feel the need to point the finger and lay blame? Wise up folks, none of us are perfect and in this country, we are all immigrants and on this planet, we are all visitors. peace out.
Daisy February 18, 2013 at 03:22 PM
WOW! what are you mad at. Life?

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