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LIRR work trains collide

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Service on the Long Island Rail Road was restored in both directions between Mineola and Hicksville after two work trains collided west of Hicksville Station in Westbury.

Two were hospitalized, the MTA said. One worker for lacerations to the head and a second worker may have suffered broken bones, the AP reported.

The trains hit south of Prospect Ave. and just east of the Wantagh Parkway. The collision happened just behind the Nassau County Fire Marshal's Office, so emergency personnel were already outside near the tracks in the parking lot and immediately responded once the three train's cars stopped moving, according to Fox 5's Ti-Hua Chang.

MTA crews responded to the scene assessing the damage to the trains and the tracks. The MTA moved the damaged trains out of the way allowing for a mostly-normal rush-hour commute.

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