Man Fatally Struck by Train In Chelsea, FDNY Says

By Aidan Gardiner on May 31, 2013 6:49am | Updated on May 31, 2013 7:14am

 Hours after a 2 train struck a man at 174th Street Station, another train hit someone at 23rd Street.
Hours after a 2 train struck a man at 174th Street Station, another train hit someone at 23rd Street.
View Full Caption
Flickr/dorkysramos

NEW YORK CITY — A man was struck and killed by a train at the 23rd Street Station in Chelsea during Friday's morning rush-hour, an FDNY spokesman said.

The straphanger, whose identity was not immediately released, was struck in the station, near Eighth Avenue, about 5:30 a.m., the spokesman added.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, he added.

As a result of the incident, northbound A trains were running local between Euclid Avenue and the Jay Street-Metrotech Station and then along the D line from West 4th Street up to 59th Street, according to the MTA's website.

All C train service was suspended between Euclid Avenue and 168th Street while northbound E trains ran along the M line from West 4th Street to Lexington Avenue-53rd Street, the MTA said.

The Chelsea subway incident came three hours after a northbound 2 train slammed into a man who was on the tracks of the 174th Street Station, at Southern Boulevard, in The Bronx, according to an NYPD spokesman.

He was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital in cardiac arrest and listed in critical condition, cops and fire said.

Both incidents were still being investigated Friday morning.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement