Three people were killed after a vehicle they were in struck with two trains traveling in opposite directions in Westbury on New York's Long Island on Tuesday, February 26, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has confirmed.
According to the governor's office, seven passengers who were traveling by train were rushed to hospitals with nonfatal injuries.
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New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said that the vehicle's driver was trying to get around the crossing gates but it was hit by an eastbound train that pulled it out the Westbury station struck and then again it was hit by a westbound train.
Officials told media at a news conference that there were about 800 people on the westbound train while about 1000 on the eastbound train.
The Long Island Rail Road's Main Line service was suspended after investigators surveyed damages and tried to find out what caused the accident.
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