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Man Nearly Killed by Train at Roosevelt/74th Station As He Tried to Retrieve Phone: NYPD

74th St Station Photo: FourSquare Warren C

Feb. 21, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A Jackson Heights straphanger had a miraculous escape Thursday morning after falling onto a subway track and getting passed over by an oncoming train.

The 50-year-old man was standing on the platform at the Roosevelt Avenue/74th St. Station at around 9 a.m. when he dropped his phone onto the track, according to police.

The man leaned forward to see where the phone had landed and accidently fell onto the rail line. At that same time a Manhattan bound 7 train was coming into the station and passed over him. The man did not get hit by the train, according to the police.

First responders pulled him from underneath the train and he was brought to Elmhurst Hospital with minor injuries relating to the fall, police said.

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Louis Bauso

Thank god that male passenger is ok. Today we depend too much on being on our phones 24/7. Maybe we should put them away for some part of the day so we can pay attention to important things. Or just stop to smell the roses……

Tell it like it is

People haven’t learn from mistake of other riders. The police, mta kept reminding riders to be far away from the edge, to accept losing their valuable belongings cos they are replaceable. I noticed there are people don’t pay attention their surroundings at all.


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