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LIRR: Woman Dies on Escalator at Lindenhurst Station

MTA officials say investigation into how the 88-year-old woman lost her life on Tuesday afternoon continues.

An died on the escalator at the Lindenhurst train station shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, according to MTA LIRR officials.

An LIRR official told Lindenhurst Patch that after apparently falling on the escalator serving the station’s platform.

The official said that at the time of the incident an off-duty LIRR assistant conductor at the station attempted to assist the woman.

Following the incident trains bypassed the Lindenhurst station, but full access to the station platform has been restored, according to the LIRR Twitter feed.

However, the official told Patch the incident "is currently under by the MTA Police."

The escalator was also "immediately taken out of service for inspection," the official added.

"The LIRR offers its heart-felt condolences to the woman’s family," MTA LIRR officials said.

No other details about the woman, her identity or the investigation were released by officials at presstime.

 

Editor's Note: This is a breaking news story. Check back with Lindenhurst Patch for updates.

Kristy March 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Very sad to hear this~
francesco March 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM
The official said that at the time of the incident an off-duty LIRR assistant conductor at the station attempted to assist the woman. I don't belive this...... Beside the accusation the assistent conductor they are very busy look out for other LIRR costumers getting off the train... Any way sorry for the lady who have just lost her life,my question is what an 88 years old woman travelling by her self ?
Dawn Shipsey March 14, 2012 at 01:57 PM
The lady traveling by herself was a very self sufficient 88 year old. I know that because I have known her for years. I only hope that when I am her age I too will be able to travel the way she did. We will miss her.
Brenda March 15, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Very sad for the loss of her life. A very self sufficient lady, unfortunately a traggic accident. God may comfort her family and her soul rest in peace.

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