Straphanger Hospitalized After Being Struck by B Train, Officials Say

By Gustavo Solis on February 13, 2014 12:33pm 

 A person was taken to Bellevue hospital after they were struck by a B train Thursday, officials said.
A person was taken to Bellevue hospital after they were struck by a B train Thursday, officials said.
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MANHATTAN — A person was struck by a southbound B train, briefly disrupting service on several lines Thursday morning, officials said.

The incident happened about 10 a.m. at the Broadway — Lafayette Street station near NYU, an MTA spokeswoman said.

The straphanger, whose identity was not immediately released, survived the incident and was pulled out by firefighters, officials said.

Paramedics transported the victim to Bellevue hospital but their condition was unknown, according to an FDNY spokesman.

Service was suspended on both directions of the B line from Atlantic Avenue to West 4th Street and the D line from DeKalb to West 4th Street. The M and F lines were temporarily rerouted.

Full service was restored by 10:45 p.m., the spokeswoman added.

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