Man fatally struck by train along No. 7 subway line in Queens: MTA

Posted at 10:49 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 13:04:57-04

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens — A man has died after being struck by a train on the No. 7 line in Queens Tuesday morning, causing the subway line to be suspended between Queens and Manhattan, according to the MTA.

The man was struck just before 9 a.m. near the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue station along the 7 line in Long Island City, MTA officials confirmed.

Police said the man fell inside the train tunnel between Queens and Manhattan. They said the incident does not appear to be criminal.

Twitter user “Jamez Hall” tweeted that he was on the train that struck the man, saying that apparently the man was “walking through the trains in the tunnel” when he fell. Police have not confirmed this information.

The MTA said that service along the No. 7 line was suspended in both directions between 42nd Street in Manhattan and Hunters Point Avenue stop in Queens, advising customers to seek alternate routes.