A Long Island Rail Road track worker was fatally struck by a train in Queens Saturday, officials said.
The LIRR train plowed into the victim west of the Queens Village station around 10:20 a.m., authorities said.
Medics could not save the victim, who died at the scene, officials said. A police source said the impact left the person’s body badly mangled.
LIRR officials tweeted that westbound trains were bypassing the Hollis station as they investigated the crash.
One passenger in the first car of the 9:36 a.m. train out of Huntington said she heard a loud noise that “didn’t sound right.”
“(The) woman near me noticed blood on the window. Hoped it was a dog but alas it wasn’t,” the passenger, who declined to give her name, wrote in a direct message to the Daily News. “As it dawned on us, grave shared looks, hand over mouths... I think we were first to realize.”
An hour after the crash, passengers were still stuck on the train that hit the victim.