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Man Hit By Train in West Islip Dies

LIRR officials identify victim as Brendan Clifford of East Islip.

An East Islip man struck by a westbound Long Island Rail Road train in West Islip late Wednesday night has died.

According to LIRR spokesperson Marjorie Anders, Brendan Clifford, 22, was trespassing on the tracks when he was struck a quarter-mile east of the Higbie Lane crossing at around 11 p.m.

Clifford was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Anders said the train involved in the incident was the 9:59 p.m. from Speonk that was due into Babylon at 11:07 p.m.

It is not clear why Clifford was on the tracks. Anders said an investigation by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police is continuing. 

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Michael Ragan August 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Has anybody ever stopped to wonder why people 'accidentally' getting run over by trains in this area seems to be a fairly regular occurence? At least once or twice a year, right. Think about it.

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