NEW YORK - A man was clipped by a northbound A train after losing his balance at the edge of the platform at 125th Street early Thursday morning, police and MTA officials said.
The man, who was not identified, stumbled into the train about 3:45 a.m., an MTA spokeswoman said.
Straphangers at the station watched as the man screamed in pain as he waited for paramedics to arrive.
"It looked like his leg was half off," said Don Melvin, 58, a cab driver who was on his way home from work. "I just saw it for a second and I didn't want to look again."
Paramedics arrived 26 minutes after receiving the initial 911 call, an FDNY spokesman said.
The injured man was taken to Saint Luke's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his right leg, the spokesperson added.
Express service between Columbus Circle and 145th Street was temporarily suspended, an MTA spokeswoman said.