A Long Island Rail Road train carrying approximately 600 passengers derailed Saturday night east of New York City, leaving 11 people with non-life threatening injuries.
The eastbound commuter train derailed east of New Hyde Park, shortly after 9 p.m., officials said.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement: “At approximately 9:10 p.m. this evening, a train on the Long Island Rail Road was heading eastbound on the mainline when the first three cars of a 12 car train derailed about one half mile east of the New Hyde Park Station,” he said.
Cuomo continued, “Approximately 600 passengers were on board at the time of tonight’s incident. Thankfully, early reports indicate that injuries are minimal. At this time, 11 people have sustained injuries, none of which are considered to be serious.”
Nassau County Police said it recieved a call around 9 p.m. that a car or truck had slammed into a train and caused two cars of the train to derail. This happened at the Merillon Avenue, which is not a passenger stop, but an LIRR service stop.
Train service in both directions has been suspended, LIRR said.
ABC News’ Darren Reynolds, Aaron Katersky and Alexandra Faul contributed to this report.