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Man Dies After Being Hit by Subway Train; Another Survives

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 20, 2013 Last Updated: February 21, 2013
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People enter the subway at Union Square on Dec. 19, 2012 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

People enter the subway at Union Square on Dec. 19, 2012 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A man was killed Wednesday when he jumped in front of a Manhattan-bound F train at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue subway station in Queens, while another man suffered only minor injuries after being hit by a train in Manhattan.

Officials told the New York Daily News that the body of the man, who died at the scene, was removed from the station, delaying F train service for around one hour. The unidentified man reportedly jumped at 11:09 a.m.

The E, F, M, and R trains were all running with delays due to the police investigation, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

“Okay, so I just saw the FDNY get a dead body from under the F train at Jackson Heights,” wrote Twitter user “G-Code 4:20,” who was referring to the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue station.

In another incident, a man was hit by a Bronx-bound train at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle station in Manhattan, officials told the Daily News. The man was clipped by an oncoming train and suffered a head injury.

One New Yorker, Darryl Haberman, who serves as the NHL’s production director, tweeted, “Seems like this is happening way too often.”

In recent months, there have a series of deaths on the subway system publicized heavily, but the rate of deaths remains about the same from recent years. The MTA has launched an expanded education campaign to warn riders to steer clear of the tracks and be careful on platforms.  

A slide from the presentation of potential solutions to the recent accidents and deaths on the subway system, showing the statistics since 2001. (Courtesy of the MTA)

A slide from the presentation of potential solutions to the recent accidents and deaths on the subway system, showing the statistics since 2001. (Courtesy of the MTA)

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