Another death in the New York Subway: passenger electrocuted and run over when falling on the tracks

Another death in the New York Subway: passenger electrocuted and run over when falling on the tracks

A man was electrocuted and run over while walking on the subway tracks. It was the second death so far this December on the NYC Subway, after a 15-year-old boy fell while “surfing” on a wagon

A man died when he came into contact with the “third rail” while walking on the subway tracks, adding a new tragedy this year in New York public transportation.

For unknown reasons, the 31-year-old man was walking on the subway tracks on the 6 line from the Lexington Avenue and East 51st Street station in Midtown Manhattan around 8:30 a.m. Sunday when he touched the electrified rail.

A southbound train then stopped, but hit it. It was not clear why the unidentified victim was walking on the tracks, which are restricted access, the New York Post said.

It was the second death so far this December on the New York Subway, after a 15-year-old fell on Thursday while “surfing” on a carriage on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

And early Friday morning, a 21-year-old girl was burned on the face by a chemical substance when she was attacked by an unknown woman at a station in Brooklyn (NYC).

In general, this year there has been a long list of dramatic situations in the New York subway, including robberies, attacks, accidents, natural deaths, suicides and fatal overdoses, in addition to homicides.

Serious crime, including homicide, rape and robbery, is up 40% on the Subway this year compared to 2021, according to the latest NYPD statistics.

Last April became one of the most violent months in the history of the New York Subway since its founding in 1904, when 29 people were injured in a morning crime perpetrated by a lone attacker, who shot and activated at least two grenades in a moving train in Brooklyn.

Immediately, Mayor Adams announced that the number of New York police officers in the underground system would be doubled, where a reinforced security plan had already been activated since February to deal with violence. But so far crime is still on the rise.

Melissa Galbraith
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