Woman Hit by 1 Train in Hamilton Heights

By Alan Neuhauser and Maya Shwayder  on June 12, 2012 9:59am

A woman was struck and injured by a 1 train in Hamilton Heights Tuesday morning, authorities said.
A woman was struck and injured by a 1 train in Hamilton Heights Tuesday morning, authorities said.
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MANHATTAN — A southbound 1 train hit a woman in Hamilton Heights during the Tuesday morning rush hour, authorities said, as she apparently leaned over the tracks to look for an oncoming train.

The woman, whose identity was not released, was hit at the 137th Street-City College station at 7:36 a.m., the FDNY and MTA said. She suffered a non-life-threatening head injury, and was taken to Harlem Hospital, officials said.

The woman was struck as she leaned over the tracks from the platform, said an MTA employee, who stated that he saw the collision.

"Maybe she was looking for the train," he said.

Southbound 1 trains bypassed the 137th Street-City College station for about 30 minutes after the incident, the MTA said.

After an accident at the 137 1-line stop this morning, downtown 1 trains were skipping 137 street.
After an accident at the 137 1-line stop this morning, downtown 1 trains were skipping 137 street.
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