An alert LIRR crew freed an 11-year-old girl trapped in the gap between a train and the Hicksville station platform Saturday, authorities said.
The child was exiting the 1:25 p.m. train from Penn Station at Hicksville when one of her legs slipped into the gap up to her hip, said Marjorie Anders, a spokeswoman for the
Passengers and crewmembers immediately came to the girl's assistance, freeing her from the perilous trap. The train was not moving at the time of the incident, Anders said. After freeing the girl, the train continued on to Huntington.
Initially, the 11-year-old refused medical attention and appeared in good condition. But moments later, Nassau County Police officers responded to the call for help and the girl was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for an examination, Anders said.