Man struck, seriously injured by train in Haverstraw

HAVERSTRAW – A 34-year-old man was struck by a train along the CSX railroad line in Haverstraw near Gurney Avenue on Thursday, October 10, police said.

The man was taken from the raised rail line east of Route 9W to the park just off Gurnee Avenue, where a StatFlight helicopter took him to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla for treatment of serious injuries.

The victim was struck by a northbound train and volunteer firefighters were called to help set up a helicopter landing zone at the park at around 3 p.m. The man was treated by emergency medical personnel at the park until the helicopter arrived.

Police are uncertain why the man was on the rail line.