1 man dead, another injured in separate subway incidents

1 man dead, another injured in separate subway incidents

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Two men were involved in separate subway accidents Saturday night and Sunday morning, one of the men was killed while the other lost his legs.

The first incident happened around 9:30 a.m. when the unidentified victim was near the edge of the platform at Eighth Avenue and West 23rd Street in Chelsea as the E train approached the station.

Witnesses told the New York Post the man stepped back about 10 feet before taking a running jump as the train arrived, killing him instantly.

The incident caused the suspension of C trains and rerouted E trains below 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue for about two hours.

The second incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night when the victim fell into the path of a D train at a Bronx subway station.

According to the Post, and MTA worker said the unidentified man, who was drunk, got up from a bench, stumbled across the platform, and fell to the tracks at the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.

The Post said the man attempted to get up but the arriving train crushed and severed both of his legs. EMS arrived and took the man to a nearby hospital where he is expected to survive, according to police.

The MTA says there have now been seven subway-related deaths of injuries in the past six days. The MTA has been urging customers to be careful around the tracks.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Belgian artist Baloji kicks off tour in New York

    Belgian artist Baloji kicks off tour in New York

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:35:06 GMT
    To say the 6 feet 5 inch Baloji has a presence would be an understatement. The Belgian artist commands the stage with his mix of hip hop, funk, and rap. The 34-year-old rocked out Webster Hall back in January. Now he's back in New York City kicking off a month-long tour. "It's one of the most inspiring cities on Earth so it's always great to be here," Baloji says.
    To say the 6 feet 5 inch Baloji has a presence would be an understatement. The Belgian artist commands the stage with his mix of hip hop, funk, and rap. The 34-year-old rocked out Webster Hall back in January. Now he's back in New York City kicking off a month-long tour. "It's one of the most inspiring cities on Earth so it's always great to be here," Baloji says.
  • First look at electric carriage that may replace horse buggies

    First look at electric carriage that may replace horse buggies

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:11:02 GMT
    New York has never known a Central Park without that rhythmic click-clacking. But if Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his way, he'll put those hooves out to pasture, replacing them with a different noise-maker. Actually, excluding its horn the electric carriage makes little noise at all. It runs on lithium-ion batteries, has a variable-speed a/c motor, and is relatively silent, says Jason Wenig.
    New York has never known a Central Park without that rhythmic click-clacking. But if Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his way, he'll put those hooves out to pasture, replacing them with a different noise-maker. Actually, excluding its horn the electric carriage makes little noise at all. It runs on lithium-ion batteries, has a variable-speed a/c motor, and is relatively silent, says Jason Wenig.
  • MTA, union reach deal for transit workers

    MTA, union reach deal for transit workers

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:09:38 GMT
    Transit officials and the union representing about 34,000 city subway and bus workers reached a tentative contract deal that would include raises and new benefits but require higher health insurance payments, both sides and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
    Transit officials and the union representing about 34,000 city subway and bus workers reached a tentative contract deal that would include raises and new benefits but require higher health insurance payments, both sides and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices