NEW YORK—A man was struck by a train at a subway station in the Queens borough of New York early Saturday and is now in critical condition.
The man jumped in front the E train as the train pulled into the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave station shortly after 1 a.m. ET, according to NYPD.
The man was heard screaming for help after he was struck by the train. Emergency teams arrived on the scene later and the man was sent to the nearby Elmhurst Hospital. As of Saturday morning, he was in critical condition and near death, Sergeant Anwar Ishmael of NYPD told The Epoch Times.
E and F trains were partially suspended at the time of the incident. At around 2:46 a.m. ET, the E and F trains were running with delays in both directions, according to the MTA. As of 9:51 a.m., the E and F were still running, but with delays in both directions due to planned work.
E F trains are running with delays in both directions after emergency teams responded to a person who was struck by a train at Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av. https://t.co/413ZQ9Wh3M
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The incident came after a series of train-related casualties in New York.
A 23-year-old man was critically injured on Tuesday when he was struck by a train in a Brooklyn subway station as he bent over to pick up his backup.
A 40-year-old woman, Michelle Alyssa Go, was pushed to her death in front of an oncoming train at Time Square subway station last Saturday. The suspect was identified as 61-year-old Martial Simon and was charged with second-degree murder.
FDNY fire lieutenant Sarinya Srisakul recommends that people try to take trains at times when there are other people around in the station and that while waiting for the train to arrive, they wait by the wall, preferably with others, and not near the train track.
Katabella Roberts contributed to this report.