Man Killed by F Train at Briarwood Van Wyck Station

By Tom Liddy on February 21, 2013 11:28am 

 A man was killed by an F train at the Briarwood/Van Wyck stop on the F line Thursday.
A man was killed by an F train at the Briarwood/Van Wyck stop on the F line Thursday.
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NEW YORK CITY — A man was struck and killed by an F train in Queens Thursday morning — the second person killed by the train in as many days in the borough, officials said.

According to the officials, the man was struck by a Jamaica bound F train in the Briarwood/Van Wyck station after he jumped from the platform onto the tracks just after 10:30 a.m.

The man, who has not been identified, "had not been the victim of a crime," a police source said.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene, FDNY officials said.

Trains were stopped for about an hour while an investigation was conducted. Hundreds of subway riders who had to leave trains at several stations along the F line scrambled to take buses, creating long lines along Queens Boulevard.

On Wednesday, a man was killed after he was hit by a train on the F line at the Roosevelt Avenue/Jackson Heights station. Sources said he jumped into the path of the train.

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