Friday, May 16, 2008
LIRR platform gap claims another victim
An unidentified woman was taken to a Jamaica hospital in Queens after her leg slipped into a gap at the Kew Gardens Long Island Rail Road station early Thursday evening, a LIRR spokesman said.
The accident occurred at about 5:20 p.m. while the 61-year-old woman was exiting the 4:11 p.m. westbound train from Ronkonkoma at the west end of the platform, said LIRR spokesman Sam Zambuto.
The woman suffered lacerations when part of her leg fell into the gap. Her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, he said.
Woman slips into gap at LIRR station in Kew Gardens
Please be careful.