A man survived being struck by a freight train in Hicksville early Monday morning, according to the Long Island Rail Road.

The victim was hit by a New York & Atlantic freight train near the Hicksville station shortly before 2 a.m., railroad officials said.

He suffered non-life threatening injuries, including some minor lacerations and fractures, according to an LIRR spokesman.

A spokeswoman for Nassau University Medical Center said he is listed in stable condition.

MTA police are investigation the cause of the incident.

Several trains were delayed overnight, but the incident did not impact the Monday morning rush hour commute.


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