4th passenger this month dies walking between NYC subway cars

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NEW YORK — Transportation officials say a passenger fatally struck Saturday in Manhattan is the fourth person this month to die after walking between moving subway cars.

New York police say the latest fatality happened about 6:45 p.m. when a homeless man walked between cars aboard a Q train near the 96th Street subway station.

Police said the man has not been identified but appeared to be in his late 20s.

The incident prompted delays and renewed warnings from transportation officials about the dangers passengers face walking between subway cars.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to roll out in-car signs and loudspeaker announcements next year.

Sarah Meyer of New York City Transit said on Twitter it is “never worth it” to walk or stand between the cars.

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