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NYPD: Man Fatally Struck By E-Train at Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Station, Slipped Off Platform

June 6, 2018 By Christian Murray

A man was struck dead by an E-Train at the Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue Station last night after accidentally falling onto the tracks, police said.

The 58-year-old victim lost his footing on the platform at about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday and fell on to the tracks as an E-Train was pulling into the station, police said.

The man was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The police believe that the incident was accidental, although an investigation is continuing.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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Sean

Barriers would cost $1 billion. It’s cheaper to have people die, since the city settles for a few hundred grand per incident.

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tony

How much of this overcrowding is due to NYC’s “sanctuary” city policies. At this station (Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave/74th St/ Bway) there are always armies of illegals.

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Top Hat.

Did not have anything to do with illegals , MTA should have better safety devices to prevent accidents

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tony

My comment makes no mention of this tragedy. I was responding to a previous comment about the dangers of “overcrowding” at this station. I dare say that this overcrowding would be cut by 30-50% if all illegals were not there.

Illegal aliens are the elephants in the room. They detrimentally affect nearly every aspect of Jackson Heights life.

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Top Hat.

So what you’re saying is that the overcrowding has nothing to do with the delays of the trains ? ? ?
Come on Tony boy

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tony

Neither the article nor I mentioned delays.
Come on “Top Hat” boy

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Rican on the 80.

M T A has an old system that is out dated and is falling apart . Overcrowding is due to the problems that plague the transit system, and poor management.
If the trains ran on time there would be no overcrowding on the platform.
Tony are you also going to blame illegal immigrants for breaking that guy’s jaw ??

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tony

Dear “Rican on the 80”, without a reference I have no idea what you’re talking about.

(re) read the article. The poor soul in this story died, he did merely break his jaw .

Way off the topic Chulo, way off …

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CRS

I am amazed that such a horrible incident has not occurred many times before . Due to overcrowding the platform is sometimes totally full with people waiting on the staircases, and others dangerously close to the tracks . The MTA should consider putting in barriers by the tracks in some locations to prevent another tragedy .

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