NEW YORK — Two men were struck and killed by subway trains in unrelated incidents that occurred within an hour of each other in Brooklyn and The Bronx Monday night, authorities said.
In the first incident, a man lying on the rail bed at the Avenue M station at East 16th Street in Midwood was hit by a Manhattan-bound Q train at 8:16 p.m., the MTA reported. He was transported to New York Community Hospital and pronounced dead, NYPD and FDNY officials said.
Police said the incident appears to be a suicide.
Less than an hour later, a southbound D train leaving the 167th Street station in Concourse hit and killed a man on the tracks, according to the MTA. It remains unclear why the man was on the tracks.
Service on the Q and D lines was suspended for nearly two hours after the incidents, the MTA said.
Neither of the victims' identities were released.