UPDATE: 11:58 p.m. EDT — New reports confirm that at least 11 people were injured in the 12-passenger LIRR train that derailed around 9:10 p.m. Saturday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement: “Thankfully, early reports indicate that injuries are minimal. At this time, 11 people have sustained injuries, none of which are considered to be serious."
UPDATE: 11:49 p.m. EDT — Nassau County Police spokeswoman Mary Verna told Reuters that an "estimated 50 to 100 people were hurt in the accident, but none of the injuries were life-threatening," according to Reuters via CNBC.
A Long Island Rail Road train derailed Saturday evening in New Hyde Park.
LIRR officials said the train was heading eastbound when it struck a work train just east of the New Hyde Park station, according to Newsday. The train was going to Huntington.
The first three cars of the passenger train cars derailed, according to ABC7.
ABC7 also reported: "Passengers say the ride was 'uneventful', and seemed to be going at a normal speed, when they felt a sudden jolt, like a roller coaster. They could then feel the train slowly tilting."
According to PIX11, four people were taken to local hospitals. One person suffered a broken bone.
Photos and footage of the accident started popping up on Twitter.
LIRR suspended all service in both directions on the Ronkonkoma, Oyster Bay and Port Jefferson branches. Service was also suspended between Jamaica and Hicksville.
This accident comes after a NJ Transit passenger train crashed into the Hoboken terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey, killing one person and injuring over 100.
This is a developing story.