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Man struck by 7 train in Jackson Heights Wednesday afternoon in attempted suicide: NYPD

A man attempted suicide by jumping in front of a 7 train in Jackson Heights Wednesday afternoon. He was transported to Elmhurst Hospital, where he is expected to survive, according to the NYPD. Photo courtesy of MTA

May 22, 2024 By Bill Parry

A 7 train rider was struck at the Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street transit hub on Wednesday afternoon in an attempted suicide, according to an NYPD spokesman.

Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights responded to a 911 call of a person hit by the train and found a man in his 20s unconscious on the trackbed. The NYPD spokesman said that first responders removed him to the platform, and EMS rushed him to Elmhurst Hospital, where his condition was unknown, but he is expected to survive.

The MTA suspended 7 train service in both directions between Queens Plaza and Main Street/Flushing while the man was removed, but service was restored in both directions in time for the evening rush.

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