Woman Critical After Train Strike

55-year-old still hospitalized Wednesday after incident on LIRR.

A woman struck by a train just west of Douglaston's Long Island Rail Road station late Tuesday is listed in critical condition at North Shore Hospital, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

Long Island Rail Road service was suspended on the Port Washington branch for an hour after Mary Pepitone, 55, was struck by an eastbound train near the Douglaston station at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan. 

Service was suspended in both directions pending an MTA Police investigation. One track was cleared and limited service restored at 10:11 p.m. 

Two trains were cancelled: The 9:39 p.m. train from Port Washington and 9:48 train from Penn Station. 

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