School bus struck by LIRR train in Hewlett


A Far Rockaway branch Long Island Rail Road train struck a Hewlett High School bus in Hewlett on June 2.

According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, at 3:09 p.m., the 2:29 p.m. train from Grand Central to Far Rockaway struck the rear end of a school bus at the West Broadway and Hewlett Plaza crossing which was impeding the right of way and did not clear the train trucks.

In an email sent to parents, the school district said the train struck the school bus at a slow-moving speed and said that all students were safe.

The incident caused the Far Rockaway branch to be suspended between Valley Stream and Far Rockaway.