A man was hit by a Long Island Rail Road train about 7:00 p.m. Friday evening, just west of the Woodside station.
The police have not determined how and why the man was on the tracks.
However, the man was not a passenger or an LIRR employee, a LIRR spokesman told the Sunnyside Post. Instead, the victim was referred to as “unauthorized person on the track.”
Newsday identified the man as Matthew Sweet, 20, from Brooklyn. He was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital after the incident. His mother, Angie Colon, told Newsday that he was brain dead and his kidneys had failed.