LIRR West Hempstead branch suspended after train hits car on tracks LIRR West Hempstead branch suspended after prepare hits auto on tracks WEST HEMPSTEAD, Long Island (WABC) – The LIRR West Hempstead Branch is suspended in both bearings after an unapproved vehicle on the tracks was struck by a prepare Monday morning close Westwood Station. The prepare struck the auto at the Franklin Avenue crossing in Malverne. The driver of the vehicle was evacuated and taken to the clinic. No less than 200 individuals were on the prepare. The LIRR will evacuate them onto transports. LIRR faculty are on the scene surveying conceivable third rail harm. The prepare was the 6:53 a.m. from West Hempstead, due at Atlantic Terminal at 7:41 a.m. Clients are encouraged to utilize exchange branches, for example, the Hempstead or Far Rockaway branches, or interchange stations, for example, Lynbrook or Valley Stream.
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