UPDATED: Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Train in St. James

Accident occurred at train crossing on Mills Pond Road.

UPDATE: 2:37 p.m. - A 52-year-old man on the tracks of the Long Island Rail Road was struck and killed by a commuter train in St. James on Monday, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police.

MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said the individual died at the train crossing on Mills Pond Road when they were hit by the eastbound, 10:05 a.m. train coming from Hicksville.

Police have not identified the victim, pending notification of family.

According to Donovan, the only other train impacted was the 11:36 a.m. out of Port Jefferson, which was canceled.

All other service was up and running as of 2 p.m.

Original story:

A pedestrian was hit by a train in St. James on Monday, according to the Suffolk County Police, which is assisting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police at the scene on Mills Pond Road.

While police could not comment further, Newsday reports the pedestrian was killed.

Police on the scene would not comment on the accident.

Service on the Port Jefferson Long Island Rail Road line has been suspended.

This is a breaking story. Stay tuned for updates.

unknownauthor April 16, 2013 at 02:09 AM
I believe the problem of large tenancy rentals of single family homes to Stony Brook students, or, for that matter to rentals of single family residences any large number of persons can be quickly, economically, and easily remedied. Rather than “re-invent the wheel”, I heartily recommend the Town adopt a procedure similar to that utilized by many incorporated villages. This tried and true procedure is simple and easily enforced. The solution I propose is uncomplicated and completely avoids any thorny legal issues involving who is permitted to live with whom. All the Town need do is prohibit parking on public streets from 3 AM to 5 AM. To facilitate the rare occasion when people who had relatives who needed to stay overnight and had no place to park, the homeowner could call the local police department and request “permission to park.” The Town adopt an ordinance prohibiting parking on the public streets in the Three Village area street between the hours of 3 AM through 5 AM, inclusive So, for example, suppose an absentee landlord rents a house to a husband, wife and 3 kids. That means one or two cars at most. No problem, two cars can be parked on the driveway. However, renting the same house to 5 students, means 5 cars, which would make it virtually impossible to rent the house to them, since they couldn't park their 5 cars anywhere.
Had Enuf! April 16, 2013 at 08:51 AM
I am calling legislator Hahn' s office demanding she propose a bill that would force the LIRR to elevate all train crossings in the county. After all, train crossings kill people.
Marc James April 16, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Not sure what the situation was surrounding this man's death. Honestly people need to respect the RR crossings. I do know the train didn't leap off the tracks and hit the man. Last Sat I sat in front of the bakery at the St James RR tracks at the station and the crossings were not functioning correctly-one was up and one was down and yet people still thought it was a good idea to drive around the crossing rail-just plain dumb.
Dave M. April 16, 2013 at 03:18 PM
This may be true, but what does it have to do with the pedestrian getting killed by the train????
Mels Ditties May 11, 2013 at 03:42 PM
Does anyone know the name of this man?....We believe he was a shop owner in Port Jefferson....


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