- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) - The Long Island Rail Road says service on part of its Ronkonkoma (rahn-KAHN’-kuh-muh) branch has been restored after a train struck a car at a Bethpage crossing.

There were no injuries reported. Railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan tells Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1XP6j7y ) that the vehicle was “apparently unoccupied.”

The Manhattan-bound train struck the car around 6 a.m. Thursday. Service between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville was restored shortly before 9:30 a.m.

Some delays were still possible through the day as crews work to repair a damaged third rail.

Accidents and a report of broken crossing gates on other branches were also causing some delays.

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