Update 4:50 p.m.: MTA has clarified that the man was not actually hit by the train, but was injured when the train hit his luggage. Headline has been updated to reflect this. Click here for the update, original story below:
A male was struck by a westbound LIRR train at the Cherry Avenue crossing in West Sayville Thursday evening and survived with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Community Ambulance Company.
"We responded alone with the West Sayville Fire Department," Chris Gonzales, assistant chief, told Patch in an email Friday morning.
"The patient was treated by volunteer advanced life support technicians from our department as a precaution due to the mechanism of injuries and transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore in stable condition."
The ambulance company had four first responders on the scene, an ambulance and multiple volunteer members, added Gonzales.
A man was hit by a westbound train Thursday night and survived, according to a Newsday report.
According to the MTA the pedestrian was hit west of the Sayville train station, just before 9:30 p.m., and survived the incident and was taken to a hospital.
Patch will update this story once more details are provided by the MTA.