Update: No injuries in train-car collision near Central Islip

California Highway Patrol unidentified officers check the scene of a Metro Blue Line train derailed after colliding with a car and injuring one person in Los Angeles, on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. County fire officials say one person was hospitalized in unknown condition. It wasn't immediately known if the injured person was in the car or train. Blue Line service has been suspended on that stretch of track and buses were sent to pick up passengers. Metro says delays are expected on northbound and southbound lines. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) – A Long Island Rail Road train struck a vehicle on the tracks near Central Islip, forcing the evacuation of about 500 passengers and causing suspension of service between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma.

Officials say no injuries were reported in the collision, which happened on Carleton Avenue just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday and involved a Ronkonkoma-bound train.

A railroad spokeswoman told Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2eDoWvN ) that buses were sent to transport the stranded passengers. She said ladders were used to help the passengers off the train, which did not derail.

The vehicle was burned, but it wasn’t clear if the fire was caused by the train’s impact.

A fire official at the scene told Newsday that four people managed to get out of the vehicle before it was struck.

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