A Long Island Rail Road train collided with the car on the tracks of the Rider Avenue crossing in Patchogue Wednesday morning.
The vehicle was struck at approximately 6:45 a.m. by the westbound train that left Speonk at 6:21 a.m., Salvatore Arena, MTA spokesperson, told Patch.
The driver, Angel Cando, had already left the vehicle before the train struck, as MTA police determined that while passing over the tracks the vehicle's front right wheel came off. As a result the car was stuck.
Arena said that the train engineer attempted to stop the train upon seeing the vehicle, but was unable to avoid the collision.
Cando, 27 of Patchogue, was arrested by police on charges of driving without a license.
There were delays on the LIRR's Montauk branch for about an hour following the crash. Service has since returned to normal.
Updated 12:53 p.m. with incident information from the MTA.